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Contents

A Recommendations for selection C Lead precision

SKF – the knowledge engineering company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Manufacturing precision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14


High precision rolled ball screws . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Product overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Lead precision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Technical concepts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Introduction to SKF ball screws . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 D Product information
Basic dynamic load carrying capacity (Ca) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Nominal fatigue life L10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 SD/BD/SH miniature screws . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Service life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 SDS/BDS/SHS miniature screws in stainless steel . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Equivalent dynamic load . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 SX/BX universal screws . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Basic static load carrying capacity (Coa) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Dedicated flanges for SX/BX nuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Critical rotating speed for screw shafts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 SND/BND precision screws, DIN standard 69051 . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Permissible speed limit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 PND preloaded screws, DIN standard 69051 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Screw shaft buckling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 SN/BN precision screws . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 PN preloaded screws . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Efficiency and back-driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 SL/TL long lead screws . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Axial play and preload . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 SLT/TLT rotating nut . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Static axial stiffness of a complete assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Shaft end combinations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Materials, heat treatment and coatings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Standard machined ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Operating temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Ball screw support bearings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Ball screw support bearings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Examples of customized nuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Designing the screw shaft ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Manufacturing tolerances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Critical applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Calculation formulae . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Working environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

E Service range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
B Recommendations for assembly

Assembly procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 F Design calculation and inquiry form . . . . . . . . 56


Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Alignment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Designation system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Removing the nut / assembling the nut on the shaft . . . . . . . . . 12
Wipers assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 G SKF Linear Motion
Starting-up the screw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Rollers screws, electromechanical cylinders
and guiding solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

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SKF – the knowledge engineering
company
From one simple but
inspired solution to
a misalignment
problem in a textile
mill in Sweden, and
fifteen employees in
1907, SKF has
grown to become a
global industrial
knowledge leader.
Over the years we have built on our exper- Meeting the toughest challenges Working for a sustainable future
tise in bearings, extending it to seals, me- Our network of knowledge and experience Since 2005, SKF has worked to reduce the
chatronics, services and lubrication systems. along with our understanding of how our negative environmental impact from our
Our knowledge network includes 46 000 core technologies can be combined helps own operations and those of our suppliers.
employees, 15 000 distributor partners, us create innovative solutions that meet the Our continuing technology development
offices in more than 130 countries, and a toughest of challenges. We work closely with introduced the SKF BeyondZero portfolio
growing number of SKF Solution Factories our customers throughout the asset life of products and services which improve
around the world. cycle, helping them to profitably and efficiency and reduce energy losses, as well
responsibly grow their businesses. as enable new technologies harnessing
Research and development wind, solar and ocean power. This combined
We have hands-on experience in over forty approach helps reduce the environmental
industries, based on our employees’ know- impact both in our own operations and in
ledge of real life conditions. In addition our our customers’.
world-leading experts and university part-
ners who pioneer advanced theoretical
research and development in areas includ-
ing tribology, condition monitoring, asset
management and bearing life theory. Our
ongoing commitment to research and
development helps us keep our customers
at the forefront of their industries.

Working with SKF IT and logistics systems and application experts, SKF
SKF Solution Factories make SKF knowledge and manufacturing expertise Authorized Distributors deliver a valuable mix of product and application
available locally, to provide unique solutions and services to our customers. knowledge to customers worldwide.

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Working closely with you Bearings


SKF is the world leader in the design, development
Our objective is to help our customers and manufacture of high performance rolling
improve productivity, minimize mainten- bearings, plain bearings, bearing units and
housings.
ance, achieve higher energy and resource
efficiency, and optimize designs for long
service life and reliability.
Machinery maintenance
Condition monitoring technologies and main-
Innovative solutions tenance services from SKF can help minimize
Whether the application is linear or rotary unplanned downtime, improve operational
efficiency and reduce maintenance costs.
or a combination of the two, SKF engineers
can work with you at each stage of the asset
life cycle to improve machine performance
by looking at the entire application. This
Sealing solutions
approach doesn’t just focus on individual SKF offers standard seals and custom engineered
components like bearings or seals. It looks sealing solutions to increase uptime, improve
at the whole application to see how each machine reliability, reduce friction and power
losses, and extend lubricant life.
component interacts with the next.

Design optimization and verification


SKF can work with you to optimize current
Mechatronics
or new designs with proprietary 3-D model- SKF fly-by-wire systems for aircraft and drive-by-
ing software that can also be used as a vir- wire systems for off-road, agricultural and forklift
tual test rig to confirm the integrity of the applications replace heavy, grease or oil consuming
mechanical and hydraulic systems.
design.

Lubrication solutions
From specialized lubricants to state-of-the-art
lubrication systems and lubrication management
services, lubrication solutions from SKF can help to
reduce lubrication related downtime and lubricant
consumption.

Actuation and motion control


With a wide assortment of products – from actu-
ators and ball screws to profile rail guides – SKF
can work with you to solve your most pressing
linear system challenges.

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A Recommendations for selection

Product overview

Screw assembly Type of recirculation Designation Page


d0 Ph

mm mm

SD/BD/SDS/BDS 8 2,5
SD/BD/SDS/BDS 10 2
SD/BD 10 4
SD/BD/SDS/BDS 12 2–4–5
SD/BD/SDS/BDS 14 4
SD/BD/SDS/BDS 16 2–5
SD/BD 16 10
SD/BD – SDS/BDS Internal, by inserts 16
Stainless steel optional 1) 18

SH/SHS 6 2
SH 10 3
SH 12,7 12,7

SH – SHS External, by integrated tube 16


Stainless steel optional 2) 18

SX/BX 20 5
SX/BX 25 5–10
SX/BX 32 5–10
SX/BX 40 5–10–40
SX/BX 50 10
SX/BX 63 10

SX/BX Internal, by inserts 20

SND/BND/PND 16 5–10
SND/BND/PND 20 5
SND/BND/PND 25 5–10
SND/BND/PND 32 5–10
SND/BND/PND 40 5–10
SND/BND/PND 50 10
SND/BND/PND 63 10

SND/BND/PND, DIN 69051 Internal, by inserts 24

1) except 10™4 R and 16™10 R


2) 6™2 R only.

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Screw assembly Type of recirculation Designation Page


d0 Ph

mm mm

SN/BN/PN 16 5
SN/BN/PN 20 5
SN/BN/PN 25 5–10
SN/BN/PN 32 5–10
SN/BN/PN 40 5–10
SN/BN/PN 50 10
SN/BN/PN 63 10
SN/BN/PN Internal, by inserts 28

SL/TL 25 20–25
SL/TL 32 20–32–40
SLD/TLD 32 32
SL/TL 40 20–40
SL/TL 50 50

SL/TL – SLD/TLD By faces 32

SLT/TLT 25 20–25
SLT/TLT 32 20–32–40
SLT/TLT 40 20–40
SLT/TLT 50 50

SLT/TLT rotating nuts By faces 34

FLBU/PLBU/BUF 16
FLBU/PLBU/BUF 20
FLBU/PLBU/BUF 25
FLBU/PLBU/BUF 32
FLBU/PLBU/BUF 40
FLBU/PLBU/BUF 50
FLBU/PLBU/BUF 63

Ball screw support bearings FLBU, PLBU, BUF Complete ball screw assembly with support 44
bearing

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A Recommendations for selection

Technical concepts

Introduction to SKF ball consider critical parameters such as the load Service life
screws cycle, the linear or rotational speed, the The actual life achieved by a specific ball
rates of acceleration and deceleration, the screw before it fails is known as “service life.”
This catalogue describes SKF expertise, cycle rate, the environment, the required Failure is due not only to material fatigue by
technology and solutions related to precision life, the lead accuracy, the stiffness, and any flaking, but also to inadequate lubrication,
rolled ball screws. Thanks to our lengthy other special requirements. If in doubt, wear of the recirculation system, corrosion,
experience with manufacturing ball screws please consult the SKF ball screw assembly contamination and, more generally, loss of
and continuous product and process devel- specialists who will assist you in the selec- the functional characteristics required by the
opment, SKF provides customers with preci- tion process. application.
sion rolled ball screw solutions that fulfil their Experience acquired with similar applica-
most demanding applications in terms of tions will help in selecting the right screw to
efficiency, precision, durability and value. Basic dynamic load carrying obtain the necessary service life. Structural
In many cases, these ball screws can capacity (Ca) requirements such as the strength of screw
replace ground ball screws, offering a simi- ends and nut attachments should be
lar level of performance and precision at a The dynamic load rating capacity is used to considered.
lower cost. compute the nominal fatigue life of ball To attain L10 life performance, a mean
The high quality of SKF rolled ball screws screws. It results from the axial load, con- working load of up to 60% of Ca (to limit
is achieved through our dedicated manufac- stant in magnitude and direction, which acts the Hertz pressure at the balls / raceways
turing processes, including precision rolling along the central axis of the ball screw, contacts) and a stroke higher than 4 leads
and specific heat-treatment. resulting in the calculated nominal life as (to avoid false-brinelling which could occur
Ball screws convert rotary motion into defined by ISO of one million revolutions. with very short strokes or oscillation move-
linear motion, and vice-versa, and loads are With a given combination of nominal ments) are required.
transferred from the screw shaft to the nut diameter and lead, a ball screw’s dynamic
through a ball set: in this sense, ball screws and static load carrying capacities are
relate to general bearing technology. Various determined by the number of ball turns Equivalent dynamic load
types of bearing steel are used to attain the supporting the load. The loads acting on the screw can be calcu-
hardness and material fatigue properties For each product family, the type and lated according to the laws of mechanics if
required for carrying heavy application loads number of circuits generate a specific num- the external forces (e.g. power transmission,
over extended periods of service. Some ber of ball turns. For example, the SH type work, rotary and linear inertia forces) are
bearing concepts such as load ratings, load nut with external tube recirculation typically known or can be calculated. It is necessary
cycles, nominal and service life, stiffness, presents 2,5 turns of balls within to calculate the equivalent dynamic load.
speed ratings, lubrication requirements, etc. a circuit. The standard SD type nut has 3 Radial and moment loads must be taken
are explained below to guide customers circuits covering 0,9 turns each. up by linear bearing systems. It is extremely
through the ball screw selection process. important to resolve these problems at the
Only basic selection parameters are in- earliest possible design stage. These forces
cluded in this chapter. To make the very best Nominal fatigue life L10 are detrimental to the life and the expected
selection of a ball screw, the designer should Nominal fatigue life is, according to the ISO performance of the screw († fig. 1).
definition, the life achieved or exceeded by When the load fluctuates during the
90% of a large-enough group of apparently working cycle, it is necessary to calculate the
Life test bench
identical ball screws, working under identical equivalent dynamic load: this load is defined
conditions (alignment, axially and centrally as the hypothetical load, constant in magni-
applied load, speed, acceleration, lubrication, tude and direction, acting axially and cen-
temperature and cleanliness). trally on the screw, which if applied, would
The nominal life of a ball screw is the sta- have the same influence on the screw life
tistical number of revolutions which the ball as the actual loads which the screw is sub-
screw is capable of reaching before the first jected to.
signs of material fatigue by flaking occur on If misalignment, uneven loading, shocks,
one of the rolling surfaces. etc. cannot be avoided in the application,

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they must be taken in account during the Permissible speed limit Lubrication
sizing of the ball screw. The permissible speed limit is the speed Proper quantities and quality of lubrication A
Their influence on the screw’s nominal life which a screw cannot reliably exceed at must be selected if ball screws are to operate
can generally be estimated1). any time. It is generally the limiting speed of correctly and to maximize their service life.
the recirculation system in the nut. It is ex- Greater care is required for operation at
pressed as the product of maximum rota- high speed, as the lubricant spread on the
Basic static load carrying tional speed (in rpm) and the nominal dia- surface of the screw shaft may be thrown
capacity (Coa) meter of the screw shaft (expressed in mm). off by centrifugal forces. It is important to
The speed limits quoted in this catalogue monitor this phenomenon during the first
Ball screws should be selected considering († page 48) are the maximum speeds that run at high speed and, if necessary, to adapt
the basic static load capacity Coa, rather than may be applied for very short periods of the frequency of re-lubrication or the flow of
the basic dynamic load capacity, when they time and with optimized running conditions lubricant, or to select a lubricant with a dif-
are subjected to continuous or intermittent of alignment, light external load and preload ferent viscosity.
shock loads while stationary or rotating at with monitored lubrication. Monitoring the steady temperature
very low speed for short periods of time. Running a screw continuously at the per- reached by the nut allows for the optimiza-
The permissible load is determined by the missible speed limit may lead to a reduction tion of the frequency of re-lubrication or the
permanent deformation caused by the load of the calculated life of the nut mechanism. oil flow rate.
acting at the contact points. SKF SYSTEM 24 automatic lubrication kit
The static load carrying capacity is, ac- Important! can be adapted to most precision rolled ball
cording to ISO standards, the purely axially High speed associated with high load re- screws.
and centrally applied static load which quires a large input torque and yields a rela-
creates, by calculation, a total (rolling ele- tively short nominal life1).
ment + threaded surface) permanent defor- In the case of high acceleration and
mation equal to 0.0001 times the diameter deceleration, we recommend either working
of the rolling element († fig. 2). under a nominal external load or applying
A ball screw basic static load rating must a light preload to the nut to avoid internal
be, at a minimum, equal to the product of sliding during reversal of movement.
the maximum axial static load applied and a The preload for screws subjected to high
safety factor “s0.” Past experience with simi- velocity must be calculated to ensure that
lar applications and requirements of running the rolling elements do not slide1).
smoothness and noise level will guide the Excessive preload will create an unaccep- Fig. 1
selection of “s0” 1). table increase in the internal temperature.
Yes No

Critical rotating speed for Screw shaft buckling


screw shafts The column loading of the screw shaft must
be checked when it is subjected to dynamic
For this calculation, the shaft is equated to a or static compression loading.
cylinder, with an external diameter equal to The maximum permissible compressive
the root diameter of the thread. The formu- load is calculated using the Euler formulae,
lae use a parameter whose value is dictated with a safety factor of 3 to 5, depending on Axials loads Radials loads
by the mounting of the screw shaft, whether the application. Moments
it is simply supported or fixed. The type of shaft end mounting is critical
As a general rule, the nut is not consid- to select the proper coefficients to be used in
ered to be a support of the screw shaft. the Euler formulae.
Because of the potential inaccuracies in the When the screw shaft has a single Fig. 2
mounting of the screw assembly, a safety diameter along its total length, the root
factor of 0,8 is applied to the calculated criti- diameter of the threaded shaft is used for Load Coa
cal speed. the calculation. When the screw comprises
Calculations which consider the nut to different sections with varying diameters,
be a support for the shaft, or which reduce calculation becomes more complex1).
the safety factor, require practical tests and
possibly optimization of the design.

1) SKF can help you make these calculations with consideration to the actual conditions of service.

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A Recommendations for selection

Efficiency and back-driving Axial play and preload Nut stiffness: Rn


Screw performance primarily depends on SKF products are available with a range of When a preload is applied to a split nut, the
the geometry of the contact surfaces and versions of axial play. internal play is eliminated. Additionally, the
their finish and the helix angle of the thread. Standard axial play is intended for transport Hertzian elastic deformation increases with
It also depends on the working conditions screws, when the product is not subject to increased preload and increased stiffness.
(load, speed, lubrication, preload, alignment, vibrations, high accelerations, and when The theoretical elastic deformation at the
etc.). positioning accuracy under load is not criti- contact points does not take into account
“Direct efficiency” is used to define the in- cal (e.g.: SN type). machining inaccuracies, actual sharing of
put torque required to transform the rota- Reduced play (e.g.: SN type with reduced the load between the different contact sur-
tion of one component into the translation play) and backlash elimination by oversized faces, or elasticity of the nut and of the
of the other. Conversely, “indirect efficiency” balls (e.g.: BN type) are recommended to in- screw shaft. For this reason, the practical
is used to define the axial load required to crease assembly precision († fig. 3). stiffness values given in the catalogue are
transform the translation of one component For optimum stiffness and positioning ac- lower than the theoretical values. They are
into the rotation of the other one. It is also curacy under load, internally preloaded nuts determined by SKF assuming a preload of
used to define the braking torque required are recommended (e.g.: PN type) († fig. 4). 8,5% Ca for screws with diameter up to
to prevent that rotation. When subjected to external loading, 40 mm, and a preload of 7% Ca for screws
It is safe to assume that ball screws are preloaded nuts exhibit a much lower elastic with diameter greater than 40 mm, when
reversible or back-driveable under almost deformation than non-preloaded nuts. applying an external axial load centred on
all circumstances. A braking mechanism Preload is the amount of force applied to the screw shaft and equal to twice the
(gear reducers or brake) must be part of the a set of two half-nuts necessary to either amount of preload.
design, if back-driving is to be avoided. press them together or to push them apart
with the purpose of eliminating backlash or Shaft stiffness: Rs
Preload torque increasing the stiffness of the assembly. The The elastic deformation of the screw shaft is
Screws with internal preload exhibit a preload is measured by the value of the proportional to its length and inversely pro-
certain amount of friction torque. This preload torque (see explanations in the pre- portional to the square of the root diameter.
torque still exists when ball screws are vious paragraph). For a given amount of According to the relative importance of
not externally loaded. Preload torque is preload (expressed in Newton), the friction the screw deformation, an excessive in-
measured with ISO grade 64 oil. torque varies with different types of nuts crease of nut preload and of the supporting
and with the preloading method. The friction bearings yields a limited increase of stiffness
Starting torque torque due to preload is indicated in product and noticeably increases the preload torque
This is the amount of torque required to tables. and therefore the running temperature.
overcome the following forces to start Consequently, the preload stated in the
rotation: catalogue for each screw dimension is opti-
a the total inertia of all moving parts acce- Static axial stiffness of a mum and should not be exceeded.
lerated by the source of power (including complete assembly Please see calculation formulae
rotational and linear movements); († pages 48 to 49).
b the internal friction of the screw / nut The static axial stiffness of a complete ball
assembly, bearings and associated screw assembly is the ratio of the external
guiding devices. axial load applied to the system and the axial
In general, the torque required to overcome displacement of the face of the nut in rela-
the inertia (a) is greater than the friction tion to the fixed (anchored) end of the screw
torque (b). The friction coefficient of the high shaft. Please see calculation formulae
efficiency screw when starting moving (µs) is († pages 48 to 49).
estimated to reach up to double the amount
of the dynamic coefficient µ, under normal
conditions of usage. Fig. 4

Lead + Shift

Fig. 3 Nut

SN BN Lead Lead Screw

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Materials, heat treatment and Ball screw support bearings Working environment
coatings To assist the customer design and Our products have not been developed for A
machinery assembly process, SKF has use in an explosive environment. Conse-
Standard screw shafts are manufactured developed a range of support bearings quently, SKF cannot take any responsibility
from carbon steel which is surface hardened specifically designed for ball screws with for the use of ball screws in such applications.
by induction. For standard screws, nominal diameter starting from 16 mm.
rolling surface hardness is 56 to 60 HRc, These support bearings can easily be
depending on diameter (for very small mounted on the screw shaft ends, following
diameter screws, the temperature during SKF recommendations for ends machining
the hardening process is slightly lowered to († pages 36 to 41). Three types of support
avoid the through-hardening of the screw bearings available for fixed axial mounting
shaft, therefore resulting in lower surface (FLBU type in pages 42 to 43), for fixed
hardness). radial mounting (PLBU type in pages 44 to
Standard nuts are machined from steel 45) and for pure radial support (BUF type in
which is through-hardened (100 Cr6– pages 46 to 47), all fitted with SKF premium
NFA 35.565 or equivalent for diameters bearings, greased and sealed for life. SKF
≥ 20 mm, and carbon steel for diameters stocks these support bearings for quick
< 20 mm). delivery.
Most stainless steel screws have a surface
hardness ranging from 50 to 58 HRc, de-
pending on the type of stainless steel being Designing the screw shaft
used and the screw diameter (note the ends
effect of reduced hardening temperature on
small diameter screws, as previously men- Generally speaking, when the ends of the
tioned). The load ratings provided in the screw shaft are specified by the customer’s
catalogue are given for standard screws engineering staff, it is their responsibility to
only. check the strength of these ends. However,
SKF offers various types of surface coating we offer and recommend a choice of stan-
for improved ball screw performance: dard machined ends (pages 36 to 41).
• Manganese phosphate coating is standard Please bear in mind that no dimension on
for the SX/BX universal nuts. This coating the shaft ends can exceed d0. Otherwise,
can also be applied to most ranges of pre- traces of the root of the thread will appear.
cision rolled ball screws to improve the If the application requires a shaft end with a
resistance to corrosion smooth surface of diameter greater than d0,
• Low friction coating or chrome coating it is advisable to add an additional part at-
are available on request. Please contact tached to the machined shaft end.
SKF. A minimum shoulder should be sufficient
to maintain the bearing inner ring. Please
follow bearing mounting recommendations.
Operating temperature
Screws made from standard steel and
screws operating under normal loads can Critical applications
operate from –20 to +110 °C. The standard products have been fitted with
Between 110 °C and 130 °C, SKF must composite ball recirculation inserts.
be notified for adaptation of the annealing If the ball screws are used in severe
procedure and for review of the application applications, or if the inserts are used to
with hardness below the standard minimum prevent system collapse (especially in the
value. case of vertical applications), optional steel
Above 130 °C, steel adapted to the tem- inserts are available.
perature of the application should be selec- For critical applications, SKF also offers
ted (100Cr6, special steel, etc.). Please optional safety rings for miniature ball
consult SKF for advice. screws, and safety nuts for larger ball
Operation at high temperatures will lower screws.
the steel hardness, alter the thread accuracy, In such cases, the customer should con-
may increase the oxidation of the materials sult SKF to define the optimum solution.
and change the lubricant properties.

1) SKF can help you with these calculations, taking into account the working conditions.

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B Recommendations for assembly

Assembly procedure

Ball screw assemblies are precision compo- Before shipping, the complete ball screw If the sleeve does not cover the diameter
nents and should be handled with care to assembly is coated with a protective fluid next to the ball track (for example, the
avoid damaging shocks, contamination or that dries to a film. This protective film is sleeve bore diameter is smaller than the
corrosion. not a lubricant. Depending on the lubricant screw shaft end), then adhesive tape can
selected for the application, it may be neces- be used to match the shaft end to
sary to remove the protective film before the sleeve outer diameter. Otherwise,
Storage applying the lubricant in order to eliminate the sleeve can be held against the un-
Storage location must ensure that ball any risk of incompatibility. In such cases, we machined end, if available, with extreme
screw assemblies are not exposed to con- recommend the following procedure: care to prevent the balls from falling off
tamination, shocks, humidity and other 1 Dip the ball screw assembly into a solvent the nut
detrimental actions. 2 Shake and rotate the assembly to allow 4 Without using force, completely engage
When stored out of the shipping crate, the solvent to penetrate the nut in the screw thread, and run the
ball screw assemblies must lie on wooden or 3 Remove the assembly from the solvent nut to full engagement on the screw
plastic V-shaped blocks and should not be and allow the solvent to drain. shaft.
allowed to bounce. The assembly must not
be supported on the shelf by the nut body.
During shipping, ball screw assemblies Removing the nut / Wiper assembly
are wrapped in heavy gauge plastic bags, assembling the nut on the If optional wipers have been ordered, please
which protect them from foreign material shaft refer to the fitting instructions enclosed with
and possible contamination. They should the shipment.
remain wrapped until they are used. Removing the nut from the screw shaft
If possible, do not remove the nut from the
shaft, especially for preloaded assemblies. Starting–up the screw
Alignment If the nut must be removed from the shaft, After the assembly has been cleaned, fitted
After assembly, any radial load or moment i.e. for shaft end machining, check the nut and lubricated, allow the nut to make sev-
loading on the nut will overload some of the orientation before disassembly. eral full strokes at low speed (< 50 rpm) and
contact surfaces, thus significantly reducing Never unscrew the nut from the shaft light load (not to exceed 5% of the ball screw
the service life († fig. 1). without a mandrel or sleeve to prevent the dynamic carrying capacity) in order to check
SKF linear guidance components should balls from falling off the nut († fig. 6). the proper positioning of the limit switches
be used to ensure correct alignment and to Once the nut is engaged on the sleeve, or reversing mechanism. Then, normal load
avoid non-axial loading. The parallelism of use a tie wrap to secure the nut assembly and speed can be applied.
the screw shaft with the guiding devices († fig. 5).
must be checked carefully. If external linear Note:
guidance proves impractical, we suggest Fitting sleeved nut onto screw shaft Instructions for most operations such as
mounting the nut on trunnions or gimbals, Sleeved nuts should not be removed from fitting a nut onto a screw shaft, a wiper onto
and mounting the screw shaft on self- the sleeve until final assembly. a nut, etc. are available in separate sheets
aligning bearings. 1 Remove the retaining strap († fig. 5) delivered with the product. Please refer to
Mounting the screw in tension helps to 2 Check the assembly drawing to confirm them before assembling the screw.
align it properly and eliminates buckling. the nut orientation
3 Hold the sleeve against the ball track of
the screw shaft and smoothly engage the
Lubrication ball nut († fig. 6)
Good lubrication is essential for the proper
operation and long term reliability of the ball
screw assembly. If necessary, please consult
SKF.

12
Fig. 5

Fig. 6
nut

screw sleeve

Notes

13
C Technical data

Lead precision

Manufacturing precision Diagram 1


Generally speaking, the precision indicated
defines the lead precision that complies with Lead error [µm]
200
ISO standards, e.g. G5, G7, etc. († table 1).
ISO standard
Parameters other than lead precision rolled screws G7
correspond to SKF internal standards, gen-
erally based on ISO class 7. If the application 100 SKF high precision
requires special tolerances, for example rolled screws G7
class 5, please specify these requirements in SKF high precision
the inquiry. rolled screws G5
ground screws G3
0
0 500 1 000
SKF high precision rolled ball Length [mm]
screws
High technology machinery associated with Table 1
precise control of the cold forming and
G5 G7 G9
metallurgical processes results in screw V300p µm 23 35 87
production that virtually offers the same ac- lu ep vup ep vup ep vup
curacy and performance level of ground ball
mm µm
screws, but at a lower cost († diagram 1).
Standard lead precision is G9, which
0 – 315 23 23 52 35 130 87
complies with ISO 286-2:1988. SKF pro- (315) – 400 25 25 57 40 140 100
duction meets G7 lead precision for screw (400) – 500 27 26 63 46 155 115
shaft diameters starting from d0 = 20 mm. (500) – 630 32 29 70 52 175 130
(630) – 800 36 31 80 57 200 140
On request, SKF can deliver ball screws with (800) – 1 000 40 34 90 63 230 155
G5 lead precision which are in accordance (1 000) – 1 250 47 39 105 70 260 175
(1 250) – 1 600 55 44 125 80 310 200
with ISO 3408-3:2006, defined for (1 600) – 2 000 65 51 150 90 370 230
positioning screws and matching the lead (2 000) – 2 500 78 59 175 105 440 260
precision of G5 ground ball screws. (2 500) – 3 150 96 69 210 125 530 310
(3 150) – 4 000 115 82 260 150 640 370
(4 000) – 5 000 140 99 320 175 790 440
(5 000) – 6 000 170 119 390 210 960 530
Lead precision
Lead precision is measured at 20 °C on the
useful stroke lu . At SKF lu is the threaded
length of the shaft minus twice the length
le equal to the screw nominal diameter
(† table 1 and fig. 7).
Some customer applications require a
travel compensation c to account for the
effect of operating temperature on the lead
precision:
• Standard case with c = 0 († fig. 8)
• Case with specific value of c († fig. 9).

Lead precision measurement


14
Symbols used in figs. 7 to 9 Fig. 7
lu = useful travel Threaded length
le = excess travel (no lead precision le
le lu
required)
l0 = nominal travel
ls = specified travel
l0 [mm]
c = travel compensation (difference
between ls and l0 to be defined by
the customer)
ep = tolerance over the specified travel
V = travel variation (or permissible Mean travel:
band width) the line which fits
the curve best by C
V300p = maximum permitted travel varia- method of least
tion over 300 mm squares
+ vua vup
Vup = maximum permitted travel varia-
tion over the useful travel lu
V300a = measured travel variation over
v300a lm
300 mm
Vua = measured travel variation over lu
v300p

300 mm

Fig. 8

+
Threaded length
le lu le

ep

ep l0 [mm]
vup

Fig. 9

+
Threaded length
le lu le

l0 [mm]

vup ep

ep
lm
ls
-

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D Product information

SD/BD/SH miniature screws


Rolled thread miniature ball screw, nut with threaded nose

Features
• Nominal diameter from 6 to 16 mm
• Lead from 2 to 12,7 mm
• Recirculation with inserts (SD/BD) or with
tube (SH)
• Optional surface coating on shaft and nut
• Optional safety ring1)
• Optional wipers2) except 6™2 R – 10™3 R.

Benefits
Standard SD Recirculation SD/BD
• Excellent repeatability with high position-
ing accuracy
• Smooth running
• Extremely compact nut design with
threaded nose for easy assembly
• Backlash elimination by oversized balls on
request (BD designation), over maximum
length of 1 000 mm.

Standard SH Customised SD

Nominal Lead Nut Screw Designation


diameter (right Basic load ratings Number Std play Reduced Inertia Grease Weight Mass Inertia Grease
hand) dynamic static of circuits play on
of balls request
d0 Ph Ca Coa

mm mm kN – mm kgmm2 cm3 kg kg/m kgmm2/m cm3/m –

6 2 1,9 2,2 1¥2,5 0,05 0,02 7,7 0,1 0,025 0,18 0,7 0,7 SH 6¥2 R

8 2,5 2,2 2,7 3 0,07 0,03 1,12 0,1 0,025 0,32 2,1 1,1 SD/BD 8¥2.5 R

10 2 2,5 3,6 3 0,07 0,03 1,7 0,1 0,03 0,51 5,2 1,4 SD/BD 10¥2 R
3 2,6 3,3 1¥2,5 0,07 0,03 2,9 0,3 0,05 0,5 5,1 1,3 SH 10¥3 R
4 4,5 5,5 3 0,07 0,03 2,7 0,3 0,04 0,43 3,8 1,3 SD/BD 10¥4 R

12 2 2,9 4,7 3 0,07 0,03 1,5 0,1 0,023 0,67 10 1,7 SD/BD 12¥2 R
4 4,9 6,6 3 0,07 0,03 7 0,4 0,066 0,71 10,8 1,6 SD/BD 12¥4 R
5 4,2 5,4 3 0,07 0,03 5 0,6 0,058 0,71 10,1 1,4 SD/BD 12¥5 R

12,7 12,7 6,6 8,9 2¥1,5 0,07 0,03 20 1,1 0,15 0,71 16,2 1,6 SH 12,7¥12,7 R

14 4 6 9,1 3 0,07 0,03 8 0,6 0,083 1,05 22 1,7 SD/BD 14¥4 R

16 2 3,3 6,2 3 0,07 0,03 9,2 0,6 0,1 1,4 39,7 1,7 SD/BD 16¥2 R
5 7,6 10,7 3 0,07 0,03 22,7 0,9 0,135 1,3 33,9 2,1 SD/BD 16¥5 R
10 10,7 17,2 2¥1,8 0,07 0,03 24,4 1 0,16 1,21 30,7 1,9 SD/BD 16¥10 R
1) Available for 12™4 R – 12,7™12,7 R – 14™4 R – 16™5 R – 16™10 R
2) It is not possible to supply safety ring and wipers in the same nut

16
L
†3,2
3
L1

D
D1 d0 d1 d2 M1

†23)

Screw Nut Screw Support bearing


Without With Tightening Recommended thrust Recommended
wiper wiper spanner support bearings support pillow
block
d0 ¥ P h D1 M1 L L1 (FACOM) length d2 d1
h10 6g ±0,3 max.

mm mm mm mm mm – mm mm mm –

6¥2 16,5 M14¥1 20 – 7,5 126-A35 1 000 4,7 6

8¥2,5 17,5 M15¥1 23,5 23,5 7,5 126-A35 1 000 6,3 7,6

10¥2 19,5 M17¥1 22 22 7,5 126-A35 1 000 8,3 9,5


10¥3 21 M18¥1 29 – 9 126-A35 1 000 7,9 9,9
10¥4 21 M18¥1 28 33 8 126-A35 1 000 7,4 8,9

12¥2 20 M18¥1 20 23,5 8 126-A35 2 000 9,9 11,2


12¥4 25,5 M20¥1 34 34 10 126-A35 2 000 9,4 11,3
12¥5 23 M20¥1 36 40 10 126-A35 2 000 9,3 11,8

12,7¥12,7 29,5 M25¥1,5 50 50 12 126-A35 2 000 10,2 13

14¥4 27 M22¥1,5 30 34 8 126-A35 2 000 11,9 13,7

16¥2 29,5 M25¥1,5 27 27 12 126-A35 2 000 14,3 15,5 FLBU 16/PLBU 16 BUF 16
16¥5 32,5 M26¥1,5 42 42 12 126-A35 2 000 12,7 15,2 FLBU 16/PLBU 16 BUF 16
16¥10 32 M26¥1,5 46 46 12 126-A35 2 000 12,6 15,2 FLBU 16/PLBU 16 BUF 16

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D Product information

SDS/BDS/SHS miniature screws in stainless steel


Rolled thread miniature ball screw, nut with threaded nose

Features
• Nominal diameter from 6 to 16 mm
• Lead from 2 to 5 mm
• Standard lead precision G7 and G9
• Material for shaft and nut is X30Cr13
(similar to AISI 420)
• Balls are made of stainless steel type
X105CrMo17 (similar to AISI 440C)1)
• Optional safety ring2)
• Optional wipers3) except for SHS 6™2 R.
Standard SDS Standard SHS
Benefits
• Excellent repeatability with high position-
ing accuracy
• Smooth running
• Extremely compact nut design with
threaded nose for easy assembly
• Backlash elimination by oversized balls
on request (BDS designation), over maxi-
mum length of 1 000 mm
• Suitable for long storage periods before
customer usage, or for applications with
extremely long service life SDS BDS
• Adapted for operation in clean environment.
Customised SDS

Nominal Lead Nut Screw Designation


diameter (right Basic load ratings Number Std play Reduced Inertia Grease Weight Mass Inertia Grease
hand) dynamic static of circuits play on
of balls request
d0 Ph Ca Coa

mm mm kN kN – mm mm kgmm2 cm3 kg kg/m kgmm2/m cm3/m –

6 2 1,2 1,1 1¥2.5 0,05 0,02 7,7 0,1 0,025 0,18 0,7 0,7 SHS 6¥2 R

8 2,5 1,4 1,3 3 0,07 0,03 1,12 0,1 0,025 0,32 2,1 1,1 SDS/BDS 8¥2,5 R

10 2 1,6 1,8 3 0,07 0,03 1,7 0,1 0,03 0,51 5,2 1,4 SDS/BDS 10¥2 R

12 2 1,9 2,3 3 0,07 0,03 1,5 0,1 0,023 0,67 10 1,7 SDS/BDS 12¥2 R
4 3,1 3,3 3 0,07 0,03 7 0,4 0,066 0,71 10,8 1,6 SDS/BDS 12¥4 R
5 2,7 2,7 3 0,07 0,03 5 0,6 0,058 0,71 10,1 1,4 SDS/BDS 12¥5 R

14 4 3,8 4,6 3 0,07 0,03 8 0,6 0,083 1,05 22 1,7 SDS/BDS 14¥4 R

16 2 2,1 3,1 3 0,07 0,03 9,2 0,6 0,1 1,4 39,7 1,7 SDS/BDS 16¥2 R
5 4,8 5,4 3 0,07 0,03 22,7 0,9 0,135 1,3 33,9 2,1 SDS/BDS 16¥5 R

1) Except for size SDS/BDS 16™5 R using steel type 100 Cr6 (similar to AISI 52100)
2) Available for 12™4 R – 14™4 R – 16™5 R
3) It is not possible to supply safety ring and wipers in the same nut

18
L
† 3,2
3
L1

D
D1 d0 d1 d2 M1

† 23)

Screw Nut Screw Support bearing


Without With Tightening Recommended thrust Recommended
wiper wiper spanner support bearings support pillow
block
d0 ¥ Ph D1 M1 L L1 (FACOM) length d2 d1
h10 6g ±0,3 max.

mm mm mm mm mm – mm mm mm –

6¥2 16,5 M14¥1 20 – 7,5 126-A35 1 000 4,7 6

8¥2,5 17,5 M15¥1 23,5 23,5 7,5 126-A35 1 000 6,3 7,6

10¥2 19,5 M17¥1 22 22 7,5 126-A35 1 000 8,3 9,5

12¥2 20 M18¥1 23,5 23,5 8 126-A35 2 000 9,9 11,2


12¥4 25,5 M20¥1 34 34 10 126-A35 2 000 9,4 11,3
12¥5 23 M20¥1 40 40 10 126-A35 2 000 9,3 11,8

14¥4 27 M22¥ 1,5 34 34 8 126-A35 2 000 11,9 13,7

16¥2 29,5 M25¥1,5 27 27 12 126-A35 2 000 14,3 15,5 FLBU 16/PLBU 164) BUF 164)
16¥5 32,5 M26¥1,5 42 42 12 126-A35 2 000 12,7 15,2 FLBU 16/PLBU 164) BUF 164)

4) Support bearings with standard steel

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D Product information

SX/BX universal screws


Rolled thread ball screw with recirculation through inserts, nut with threaded nose

Features
• Nominal diameter from 20 to 63 mm
• Lead from 5 to 40 mm
• Standard composite recirculation inserts
• Optional steel recirculation inserts
• Lubrication hole for grease nipple or for
SKF SYSTEM 24 automatic lubrication kit
• Phosphate coating on nut
• Optional shaft surface coating
• Optional safety nuts. Please contact SKF
Standard Recirculation
for selection and usage of this option
• Optional nut flanges († pages 22 to 23)
• Optional wipers.

Benefits
• Minimum nut outside diameter and
threaded nose for easy assembly
• Nut design well suited and economical for
transport screw applications
• Optional steel recirculation inserts can act
as a safety device for severe or vertical
applications. Please contact SKF for such
applications SX BX
• Backlash elimination by oversized balls on
request (BX designation) for applications
Customised
with vibrations / changes of direction,
over maximum length of 1 000 mm.

Nominal Lead Nut Screw Designation


diameter (right Basic load ratings Number Std play Reduced Preload Inertia Grease Weight Mass Inertia Grease
hand) dynamic static of circuits play on torque
of balls request zero play
d0 Ph Ca Coa Tpr

mm mm kN – mm Nm kgmm2 cm3 kg kg/m kgmm2/m cm3/m –

20 5 14 23,8 4 0,1 0,05 0,1 60 1,3 0,24 2 85 2,7 SX/BX 20¥5 R

25 5 19 37,8 5 0,1 0,05 0,17 125 2,5 0,39 3,3 224 3,4 SX/BX 25¥5 R
10 23,5 39 4 0,12 0,08 0,23 135 4,6 0,4 3,2 255 3,2 SX/BX 25¥10 R

32 5 22 51,6 5 0,1 0,05 0,25 230 2,6 0,48 5,6 641 4,4 SX/BX 32¥5 R
10 27,1 52 4 0,12 0,08 0,32 400 5,9 0,77 5,6 639 3,7 SX/BX 32¥10 R

40 5 24,3 65,6 5 0,1 0,05 0,34 390 3,3 0,58 9 1 639 5,6 SX/BX 40¥5 R/L
10 61,5 124,1 5 0,12 0,08 0,64 840 12,4 1,25 8,4 1 437 5 SX/BX 40¥10 R
40 31,3 72,9 2¥1,9 0,1 0,05 0,64 1 200 14,4 1,6 8,1 1 330 5,2 SX/BX 40¥40 R

50 10 80,4 188,8 6 0,12 0,08 1,02 2 400 19,9 2,4 13,6 3 736 6,3 SX/BX 50¥10 R

63 10 91,2 248,3 6 0,12 0,08 1,44 4 620 25,4 3,1 22 9 913 8,1 SX/BX 63¥10 R

20
L
†8
L2
L1

D
D1 d0 d1 d2 M1

L4

M2

Screw Nut Screw Support bearing


Tightening Recommended thrust Recommended
spanner support bearings support pillow
block
d0 ¥ Ph D1 M1 L L1 L2 L4 M21) length d2 d1
js13 6g max.

mm mm mm – mm –

20¥5 38 M35¥1,5 54 14 8 8 M6¥1 HN5 4 700 16,7 19,4 PLBU 20/FLBU 202) BUF 20

25¥5 43 M40¥1,5 69 19 8 8 M6¥1 HN6 4 700 21,7 24,6 PLBU 25/FLBU 25 BUF 25
25¥10 43 M40¥1,5 84 19 12 12 M6¥1 HN6 4 700 20,5 24,6 PLBU 25/FLBU 25 BUF 25

32¥5 52 M48¥1,5 64 19 8 8 M6¥1 HN7 5 700 28,7 31,6 PLBU 32/FLBU 32 BUF 32
32¥10 54 M48¥1,5 95 19 15 15 M6¥1 HN7 5 700 27,8 32 PLBU 32/FLBU 32/FLRBU 33) BUF 32

40¥5 60 M56¥1,5 65 19 8 8 M6¥1 HN9 5 700 36,7 39,6 PLBU 40/FLBU 40 BUF 40
40¥10 65 M60¥2 105 24 15 13 M8¥1 HN9 5 700 34 39,4 PLBU 40/FLBU 40/FLRBU 43) BUF 40
40¥40 65 M60¥2 121 24 20 48,6 M8¥1 HN9 5 700 34,2 38,3 PLBU 40/FLBU 40 BUF 40

50¥10 78 M72¥2 135 29 15 15 M8¥1 HN12 5 700 44 49,7 PLBU 50/FLBU 50/FLRBU 53) BUF 50

63¥10 93 M85¥2 135 29 15 15 M8¥1 HN14 5 700 57 62,8 PLBU 63/FLBU 63 BUF 63

1) Threaded lubrication hole M2 indexed to ISO thread M1


2) For high load application, please contact SKF
3) For high load application, use FLRBU type. Please refer to roller screws catalogue for end shaft and support bearings definitions

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D Product information

Dedicated flanges for SX/BX nuts

G
J

SX nut with round flange (FHRF)


L1 H

J
J1 H
SX nut with square flange (FHSF)

L1 N
L

L1/2
D1

H2 H3

SX nut with trunnions flange (FHTF)

L1 H1
L

22
Nominal Lead Dimensions Designation
diameter
d0 Ph L L1 G H J
h14 h12 js12

mm mm mm –

20 5 55 15 M5 52 44 FHRF 20

25 5 70 20 M6 60 50 FHRF 25
10 85 20 M6 60 50 FHRF 25

32 5 65 20 M6 69 59 FHRF 32
10 96 20 M6 69 59 FHRF 32

40 5 66 20 M8 82 69 FHRF 40¥5
10 106 25 M10 92 76 FHRF 40¥10
40 122 25 M10 92 76 FHRF 40¥10

50 10 136 30 M12 110 91 FHRF 50

63 10 136 30 M12 125 106 FHRF 63 D

Nominal Lead Dimensions Designation


diameter
d0 Ph L L1 H J J1 N
h14 h14 js12

mm mm mm –

20 5 55 15 60 45 63,6 6,6 FHSF 20

25 5 70 20 70 52 73,5 9 FHSF 25
10 85 20 70 52 73,5 9 FHSF 25

32 5 65 20 80 60 84,8 9 FHSF 32
10 96 20 80 60 84,8 9 FHSF 32

40 5 66 20 90 70 99 11 FHSF 40¥5
10 106 25 100 78 110,3 13 FHSF 40¥10
40 122 25 100 78 110,3 13 FHSF 40¥10

50 10 136 30 120 94 133 15 FHSF 50

63 10 136 30 130 104 147 15 FHSF 63

Nominal Lead Dimensions Designation Glycodur


diameter designation
d0 Ph L L1 H1 H2 H3 D1 GLY PG
js16 h12 h12 h8

mm mm mm – –

20 5 57 17 55 56 80 15 FHTF 20 151710A

25 5 71 21 60 65 97 18 FHTF 25 182015A
10 86 21 60 65 97 18 FHTF 25 182015A

32 5 68 23 73 73 105 20 FHTF 32 202315A


10 99 23 73 73 105 20 FHTF 32 202315A

40 5 69 23 85 85 117 20 FHTF 40¥5 202315A


10 108,5 27,5 98 98 140 25 FHTF 40¥10 252820A
40 124,5 27,5 98 98 140 25 FHTF 40¥10 252820A

50 10 139 33 120 120 162 30 FHTF 50 303420A

63 10 139 33 135 135 177 30 FHTF 63 303420A

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D Product information

SND/BND precision screws, DIN standard 69051


Rolled thread ball screw with recirculation through inserts, DIN nut

Features
• Nominal diameter from 16 to 63 mm
• Lead from 5 to 10 mm
• Standard composite recirculation inserts
• Optional steel recirculation inserts
• Standard lead precision G5, G7 and G9
• Nut ground outside diameter / flange face
• Precision ground nut thread1)
• Lubrication hole for grease nipple or for
SKF SYSTEM 24 automatic lubrication kit
Standard Recirculation
• Optional surface coating on shaft and nut
• Optional safety nuts. Please contact SKF
for selection and usage of this option
• Optional wipers.

Benefits
• Compact nut / integral flange for easy
assembly
• Design well suited for positioning screws.
G5 lead precision of ground ball screws
• Optional steel recirculation inserts can act
as a safety device for severe or vertical
applications. Please contact SKF for such SND BND
applications
• Backlash elimination by oversized balls
Assembly with flanged support bearing
on request (BND designation), over maxi-
mum length of 1 000 mm.

Nominal Lead Nut Screw Designation


diameter (right Basic load ratings Number Std Reduced Preload Inertia Grease Weight Mass Inertia Grease
hand) dynamic static of circuits play play on torque
of balls request zero play
d0 Ph Ca Coa Tpr

mm mm kN – mm Nm kgmm2 cm3 kg kg/m kgmm2/m cm3/m –

16 5 7,8 10,7 3 0,08 0,05 0,05 40 0,9 0,17 1,3 33 2,1 SND/BND 16¥5 R
10 10,7 17,2 2¥1,8 0,07 0,03 0,06 41 1,6 0,18 1,21 30,7 2,1 SND/BND 16¥10 R

20 5 11,3 17,9 3 0,1 0,05 0,08 86 1,1 0,24 2 85 2,7 SND/BND 20¥5 R

25 5 12,7 22,7 3 0,1 0,05 0,11 117 1,6 0,29 3,3 224 3,4 SND/BND 25¥5 R
10 24,1 39 4 0,12 0,08 0,23 144 4,5 0,38 3,2 255 3,2 SND/BND 25¥10 R

32 5 19 41,3 4 0,1 0,05 0,21 364 2,1 0,54 5,6 641 4,5 SND/BND 32¥5 R
10 21,9 39 3 0,12 0,08 0,25 384 4,6 0,58 5,6 639 4,2 SND/BND 32¥10 R

40 5 25,6 65,6 5 0,1 0,05 0,36 855 3,1 0,92 9 1 639 5,6 SND/BND 40¥5 R/L
10 63,3 124,1 5 0,12 0,08 0,64 1 010 10,7 1,3 8,4 1 437 5,1 SND/BND 40¥10 R

50 10 71,3 157,3 5 0,12 0,08 0,88 2 130 13,1 1,8 13,6 3 736 6,5 SND/BND 50¥10 R

63 10 81,5 206,9 5 0,12 0,08 1,23 4 075 16,1 2,4 22 9 913 8,4 SND/BND 63¥10 R

1) Except 16™10 R: nut thread is not ground

24
L8
M6™1 -6H
™ long 8 22,5° †D4

L7/2
(6™) †D5
†IT11
0,8

90°
Design 1
-0,2
d0 d1 d2 D1 -0,5 D1 D6 L8
D
M8™1 -6H
™ long 10
30°
†D4

0,8 (8™) †D5


†IT11

L1
L7
30°
L 90°
Design 2

Screw Nut Screw Support bearing


Recommended thrust Recommended
support bearings support pillow
block
d0 ¥ Ph D1 D4 Design D5 D6 L L1 L7 L8 length d2 d1
g6 H13 h13 h13 max.

mm mm – mm mm –

16¥5 28 38 1 5,5 48 43,5 10 10 40 2 000 12,7 15,2 FLBU 16/PLBU 16 BUF 16


16¥10 28 38 1 5,5 48 47 37 10 40 2 000 12,6 15,2 FLBU 16/PLBU 16 BUF 16

20¥5 36 47 1 6,6 58 44,5 10 10 44 4 700 16,7 19,4 PLBU 20/FLBU 20 BUF 20

25¥5 40 51 1 6,6 62 44,5 10 10 48 4 700 21,7 24,6 PLBU 25/FLBU 25 BUF 25


25¥10 40 51 1 6,6 62 75 10 10 48 4 700 20,5 24,6 PLBU 25/FLBU 25 BUF 25

32¥5 50 65 1 9 80 51,5 10 12 62 5 700 28,7 31,6 PLBU 32/FLBU 32 BUF 32


32¥10 50 65 1 9 80 64 10 12 62 5 700 27,8 32 PLBU 32/FLBU 32 BUF 32

40¥5 63 78 2 9 93 58,5 10 14 70 5 700 36,7 39,6 PLBU 40/FLBU 40 BUF 40


40¥10 63 78 2 9 93 91 20 14 70 5 700 34 39,4 PLBU 40/FLBU 40/FLRBU 42) BUF 40

50¥10 75 93 2 11 110 93 10 16 85 5 700 44 49,7 PLBU 50/FLBU 50/FLRBU 52) BUF 50

63¥10 90 108 2 11 125 95 10 18 95 5 700 57 62,8 PLBU 63/FLBU 63 BUF 63

2) For high load application, use FLRBU type. Please refer to roller screws catalogue for end shaft and support bearings definitions

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D Product information

PND preloaded screws, DIN standard 69051


Rolled thread ball screw with recirculation through inserts, DIN nut

Features
• Nominal diameter from 16 to 63 mm
• Lead from 5 to 10 mm
• Standard composite recirculation inserts
• Optional steel recirculation inserts
• Standard lead precision G5, G7 and G9
• Nut ground outside diameter / flange face
• Precision ground nut thread1)
• Standard preload 7% to 8,5% of ball screw
Ca value, depending on ball screw size
Standard Recirculation
• Lubrication hole for grease nipple or for
SKF SYSTEM 24 automatic lubrication kit
• Optional surface coating on shaft and nut
• Optional safety nuts. Please contact SKF
for selection and usage of this option
• Optional wipers.

Benefits
• Compact nut / integral flange for easy
assembly
• One-piece nut1) with internal preload for
compactness and optimum rigidity
• Design well suited for positioning screws. PND
G5 lead precision of ground ball screws
• Optional steel recirculation inserts can act
Assembly with pillow block
as a safety device for severe or vertical
applications. Please contact SKF for such
applications.

Nominal Lead Nut Screw Designation


diameter (right Basic load ratings Number Preload Stiffness Inertia Grease Weight Mass Inertia Grease
hand) dynamic static of circuits torque
of balls average
d0 Ph Ca Coa Tpr Rn

mm mm kN – Nm N/µm kgmm2 cm3 kg kg/m kgmm2/m cm3/m –

16 5 5,5 7,1 2¥2 0,08 147 46 1 0,19 1,3 33 2,1 PND 16¥5 R
10 10,7 17,2 2¥2¥1,8 0,15 263 56 2,7 0,28 1,21 30,7 1,9 PND 16¥10 R1)

20 5 8 11,9 2¥2 0,14 248 91 1,3 0,26 2 85 2,7 PND 20¥5 R

25 5 12,7 22,7 2¥3 0,28 436 405 2 0,4 3,3 224 3,4 PND 25¥5 R
10 13,3 19,5 2¥2 0,3 264 245 4,5 0,53 3,2 255 3,2 PND 25¥10 R

32 5 19 41,3 2¥4 0,52 734 453 3,2 0,715 5,6 641 3,2 PND 32¥5 R
10 21,9 39 2¥3 0,61 490 490 7,6 0,81 5,6 639 4,1 PND 32¥10 R

40 5 25,6 65,6 2¥5 0,71 968 1 110 4,8 1,3 9 1 639 5,5 PND 40¥5 R/L
10 52,2 99,3 2¥4 1,47 793 1 290 15,5 1,8 8,4 1 437 4,9 PND 40¥10 R

50 10 71,3 157,3 2¥5 2,47 1 222 2 940 27,5 2,6 13,6 3 736 7,9 PND 50¥10 R

63 10 81,5 206,9 2¥5 3,46 1 448 5 290 26,8 3,2 22 9 913 7,9 PND 63¥10 R

1) Except 16™10 R: nut thread is not ground, double nut design

26
L8
M6™1 -6H
™ long 8 22,5° †D4

L7/2
(6™) †D5
†IT11
0,8

90°
Design 1
-0,2
d0 d1 d2 D1 -0,5 D1 D6 L8
D
M8™1 -6H
™ long 10
30°
†D4

0,8 (8™) †D5


†IT11

L1
L7
30°
L 90°
Design 2

Screw Nut Screw Support bearing


Recommended thrust Recommended
support bearings support pillow
block
d0 ¥ Ph D1 D4 Design D5 D6 L L1 L7 L8 length d2 d1
g6 js12 H13 h13 h13 max.

mm mm mm –

16¥5 28 38 1 5,5 48 48 10 10 40 2 000 12,7 15,2 FLBU 16/PLBU 16 BUF 16


16¥10 28 38 1 5,5 48 87 77 10 40 2 000 12,6 15,2 FLBU 16/PLBU 16 BUF 16

20¥5 36 47 1 6,6 58 50 10 10 44 4 700 16,7 19,4 PLBU 20/FLBU 20 BUF 20

25¥5 40 51 1 6,6 62 62 10 10 48 4 700 21,7 24,6 PLBU 25/FLBU 25 BUF 25


25¥10 40 51 1 6,6 62 75 10 10 48 4 700 20,5 24,6 PLBU 25/FLBU 25 BUF 25

32¥5 50 65 1 9 80 74 10 12 62 5 700 28,7 31,6 PLBU 32/FLBU 32 BUF 32


32¥10 50 65 1 9 80 100 10 12 62 5 700 27,8 32 PLBU 32/FLBU 32 BUF 32

40¥5 63 78 2 9 93 88 10 14 70 5 700 36,7 39,6 PLBU 40/FLBU 40 BUF 40


40¥10 63 78 2 9 93 130 20 14 70 5 700 34 39,4 PLBU 40/FLBU 40/FLRBU 42) BUF 40

50¥10 75 93 2 11 110 151 10 16 85 5 700 44 49,7 PLBU 50/FLBU 50/FLRBU 52) BUF 50

63¥10 90 108 2 11 125 153 10 18 95 5 700 57 62,8 PLBU 63/FLBU 63 BUF 63

2) For high load application, use FLRBU type. Please refer to roller screws catalogue for end shaft and support bearings definitions

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D Product information

SN/BN precision screws


Rolled thread ball screw with recirculation through inserts, cylindrical flange

Features
• Nominal diameter from 16 to 63 mm
• Lead from 5 to 10 mm
• Standard composite recirculation inserts
• Optional steel recirculation inserts
• Standard lead precision G5, G7 and G9
• Nut ground outside diameter / flange face
• Precision ground nut thread
• Lubrication hole for grease nipple or for
SKF SYSTEM 24 automatic lubrication kit
Standard Recirculation
• Optional surface coating on shaft and nut
• Optional safety nuts. Please contact SKF
for selection and usage of this option
• Optional wipers.

Benefits
• Economical compact nut / integral flange
for easy assembly
• Design well suited for positioning screws.
G5 lead precision of ground ball screws
• Optional steel recirculation inserts can act
as a safety device for severe or vertical
applications. Please contact SKF for such SN BN
applications
• Backlash elimination by oversized balls on
Customised
request (BN designation), over maximum
length of 1 000 mm.

Nominal Lead Nut Screw Designation


diameter (right Basic load ratings Number Std Reduced Preload Inertia Grease Weight Mass Inertia Grease
hand) dynamic static of circuits play play on torque
of balls request zero play
d0 Ph Ca Coa Tpr

mm mm kN – mm Nm kgmm2 cm3 kg kg/m kgmm2/m cm3/m –

16 5 7,8 10,7 3 0,08 0,05 0,05 45 0,9 0,18 1,3 33 2,1 SN/BN 16¥5 R

20 5 11,3 17,9 3 0,1 0,05 0,08 88 1,2 0,24 2 85 2,7 SN/BN 20¥5 R

25 5 12,7 22,7 3 0,1 0,05 0,11 127 1,6 0,28 3,3 224 3,4 SN/BN 25¥5 R
10 24,1 39 4 0,12 0,08 0,23 244 4,5 0,53 3,2 255 3,2 SN/BN 25¥10 R

32 5 19 41,3 4 0,1 0,05 0,21 250 2,1 0,4 5,6 641 4,5 SN/BN 32¥5 R
10 21,9 39 3 0,12 0,08 0,25 673 4,6 0,83 5,6 639 4,2 SN/BN 32¥10 R

40 5 25,6 65,6 5 0,1 0,05 0,36 495 3,1 0,58 9 1 639 5,6 SN/BN 40¥5 R/L
10 63,3 124,1 5 0,12 0,08 0,64 1 285 10,7 1,4 8,4 1437 5,1 SN/BN 40¥10 R

50 10 71,3 157,3 5 0,12 0,08 0,88 1 305 13,1 1,8 13,6 3 736 6,5 SN/BN 50¥10 R

63 10 81,5 206,9 5 0,12 0,08 1,23 4 180 16,1 2,25 22 9 913 8,4 SN/BN 63¥10 R

28


 7 
2

 10
0,8
†D4

 
0 1 2 D1   D1 D6 D

x) †D5
†IT11
0,8

1
7

Screw Nut Screw Support bearing


Recommended thrust Recommended
support bearings support pillow
block
d0 ¥ Ph D1 D4 D5 D6 L L1 L7 L10 M2 length d2 d1
g6 H13 h13 6H max.

mm mm mm –

16¥5 28 38 6¥5.5 48 43,5 10 10 8 M6 2000 12,7 15,2 FLBU 16 / PLBU 16 BUF 16

20¥5 33 45 6¥6.6 57 44,5 10 10 8 M6 4700 16,7 19,4 PLBU 20 / FLBU 20 BUF 20

25¥5 38 50 6¥6.6 62 44,5 10 10 8 M6 4700 21,7 24,6 PLBU 25 / FLBU 25 BUF 25


25¥10 43 55 6¥6.6 67 75 10 10 8 M6 4700 20,5 24,6 PLBU 25 / FLBU 25 BUF 25

32¥5 45 58 6¥6.6 70 51,5 10 12 8 M6 5700 28,7 31,6 PLBU 32 / FLBU 32 BUF 32


32¥10 54 70 6¥9 87 64 10 12 10 M8¥1 5700 27,8 32 PLBU 32 / FLBU 32 BUF 32

40¥5 53 68 6¥6.6 80 58,5 10 14 8 M6 5700 36,7 39,6 PLBU 40 / FLBU 40 BUF 40


40¥10 63 78 6¥9 95 91 20 14 10 M8¥1 5700 34 39,4 PLBU 40 / FLBU 40 / FLRBU 41) BUF 40

50¥10 72 90 6x11 110 99 10 16 10 M8x1 5700 44 49,7 PLBU 50 / FLBU 50 / FLRBU 51) BUF 50

63¥10 85 105 6x11 125 101 10 18 10 M8x1 5700 57 62,8 PLBU 63 / FLBU 63 BUF 63

1) For high load application, use FLRBU type. Please refer to roller screws catalogue for end shaft and support bearings definitions

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D Product information

PN preloaded screws
Rolled thread ball screw with recirculation through inserts, cylindrical flange

Features
• Nominal diameter from 16 to 63 mm
• Lead from 5 to 10 mm
• Standard composite recirculation inserts
• Optional steel recirculation inserts
• Standard lead precision G5, G7 and G9
• Nut ground outside diameter / flange face
• Precision ground nut thread
• Standard preload 7% to 8,5% of ball screw
Ca value, depending on ball screw size
Standard Recirculation
• Lubrication hole for grease nipple or for
SKF SYSTEM 24 automatic lubrication kit
• Optional surface coating on shaft and nut
• Optional safety nuts. Please contact SKF
for selection and usage of this option
• Optional wipers.

Benefits
• Economical compact nut / integral flange
for easy assembly
• One-piece nut with internal preload for
compactness and optimum rigidity
• Design well suited for positioning screws. PN
G5 lead precision of ground ball screws
• Optional steel recirculation inserts can act
Customised
as a safety device for severe or vertical
applications. Please contact SKF for such
applications.

Nominal Lead Nut Screw Designation


diameter (right Basic load ratings Number Preload Stiffness Inertia Grease Weight Mass Inertia Grease
hand) dynamic static of circuits torque
of balls average
d0 Ph Ca Coa Tpr Rn

mm mm kN – Nm N/µm kgmm2 cm3 kg kg/m kgmm2/m cm3/m –

16 5 5,5 7,1 2¥2 0,08 147 46 1 0,19 1,3 33 2,1 PN 16¥5 R

20 5 8 11,9 2¥2 0,14 248 91 1,1 0,26 2 85 2,4 PN 20¥5 R

25 5 17,7 22,7 2¥3 0,28 436 400 2,1 0,39 3,3 224 3,4 PN 25¥5 R
10 13,3 19,5 2¥2 0,3 264 245 4,1 0,53 3,2 255 2,8 PN 25¥10 R

32 5 19 41,3 2¥4 0,52 734 390 3,2 0,5 5,6 641 4,4 PN 32¥5 R
10 21,9 39 2¥3 0,61 490 830 7,6 1,13 5,6 639 4,1 PN 32¥10 R

40 5 25,6 65,6 2¥5 0,71 968 585 4,8 0,74 9 1 639 5,5 PN 40¥5 R/L
10 52,2 99,3 2¥4 1,47 793 1 530 14,6 1,8 8,4 1 437 4,9 PN 40¥10 R

50 10 71,3 157,3 2¥5 2,47 1 222 2 930 27,5 2,6 13,6 3 736 7,9 PN 50¥10 R

63 10 81,5 206,9 2¥5 3,46 1 448 5 980 26,8 3,2 22 9 913 7,9 PN 63¥10 R

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7
2

10
0,8
†D4



0 1 2 D1  D1 D6 D

x) †D5
†IT11
0,8

1
7

Screw Nut Screw Support bearing


Recommended thrust Recommended
support bearings support pillow
block
d0 ¥ Ph D1 D4 D5 D6 L L1 L7 L10 M2 length d2 d1
g6 js12 H13 h13 6H max.

mm mm mm –

16¥5 28 38 6¥5,5 48 48 10 10 8 M6 2 000 12,7 15,2 FLBU 16/PLBU 16 BUF 16

20¥5 33 45 6¥6,6 57 50 10 10 8 M6 4 700 16,7 19,4 PLBU 20/FLBU 20 BUF 20

25¥5 38 50 6¥6,6 62 62 10 10 8 M6 4 700 21,7 24,6 PLBU 25/FLBU 25 BUF 25


25¥10 43 55 6¥6,6 67 75 10 10 8 M6 4 700 20,5 24,6 PLBU 25/FLBU 25 BUF 25

32¥5 45 58 6¥6,6 70 74 10 12 8 M6 5 700 28,7 31,6 PLBU 32/FLBU 32 BUF 32


32¥10 54 70 6¥9 87 100 10 12 10 M8¥1 5 700 27,8 32 PLBU 32/FLBU 32 BUF 32

40¥5 53 68 6¥6,6 80 88 10 14 8 M6 5 700 36,7 39,6 PLBU 40/FLBU 40 BUF 40


40¥10 63 78 6¥9 95 126 20 14 10 M8¥1 5 700 34 39,4 PLBU 40/FLBU 40/FLRBU 41) BUF 40

50¥10 72 90 6¥11 110 151 10 16 10 M8¥1 5 700 44 49,7 PLBU 50/FLBU 50/FLRBU 51) BUF 50

63¥10 85 105 6¥11 125 153 10 18 10 M8¥1 5 700 57 62,8 PLBU 63/FLBU 63 BUF 63

1) For high load application, use FLRBU type. Please refer to roller screws catalogue for end shaft and support bearings definitions

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D Product information

SL/TL long lead screws


Rolled thread ball screw for high linear speed

Features
• Nominal diameter from 25 to 50 mm
• Lead from 20 to 50 mm
• Lubrication hole for grease nipple or for
SKF SYSTEM 24 automatic lubrication kit
• Standard protection at each end of the
nut with composite wipers integrated into
recirculation caps (NOWPR)
• Optional double protection at each end of
the nut with additional brush wipers fitted
Standard Recirculation
into recirculation caps (WPR)
• Optional surface coating on shaft and nut
• Optional safety nuts. Please contact SKF
for selection and usage of this option.

Benefits
• High rotational speed up to nd0 = 90 000,
resulting in high linear speed up to 110
m/min
• Nut design well suited for transport and
positioning screw applications requiring
high velocity such as woodworking, some
functions in plastic injection presses, pick–
&–place, etc.
• Backlash elimination (TL designation).
Customised Optional double protection

Nominal Lead Nut Screw Designation


diameter (right SL (with play) TL (with backlash elimination)
hand) Basic load ratings Std Basic load ratings Preload Number Inertia Grease Weight Mass Inertia Grease
dynamic static play dynamic static torque of circuits
zero play of balls
d0 Ph Ca Coa Ca Coa Tpr

mm mm kN mm kN Nm – kgmm2 cm3 kg kg/m kgmm2/m cm3/m –

25 20 22,8 51,5 0,08 12,6 25,8 0,04-0,36 4¥1,7 480 3 0,57 3,3 215 3,4 SL/TL 25¥20 R
25 22,3 50,6 0,08 12,3 25,3 0,04-0,36 4¥1,7 400 3,6 0,66 3,2 210 3,3 SL/TL 25¥25 R

32 20 25,4 65,2 0,08 14 32,6 0,05-0,45 4¥1,7 550 3,4 0,7 5,1 530 4,4 SL/TL 32¥20 R
32 26,1 69,3 0,08 14,4 34,7 0,05-0,50 4¥1,8 450 4,5 0,7 5,4 600 4,3 SL/TL 32¥32 R
32 26,1 69,3 0,08 14,4 34,7 0,05-0,50 4¥1,8 450 4,5 0,7 5,4 600 4,3 SLD/TLD 32¥32 R
40 12,6 29,8 0,08 6,9 14,9 0,05-0,50 4¥0,8 515 3 0,65 4,9 490 4,4 SL/TL 32¥40 R

40 20 41,3 128,8 0,08 22,8 64,4 0,05-0,55 4¥2,7 1 420 6,6 1,2 8,2 1 380 5,5 SL/TL 40¥20 R
40 51,7 130,5 0,1 28,5 65,3 0,05-0,55 4¥1,7 3 300 12,5 2,4 8,1 1 330 5,2 SL/TL 40¥40 R

50 50 92,9 235,1 0,12 51,2 117,6 0,1-0,9 4¥1,7 6 060 19,4 3,3 13,2 3 560 6,4 SL/TL 50¥50 R

32
60°
30°
L M2
L3 L7 L1
L7/2 †D4

0,8 (6™) †D5


†IT11

Design 1
-0,2 -0,2
D1-0,5 d0 d1 d2 D1-0,5 D1 D6
M6™1 -6H
L8 D
™ long 8 22,5°

†D4
0,8
(6™) †D5
†IT11

90°
Design 2

Screw Nut Screw Support bearing


Recommended thrust Recommended
support bearings support pillow
block
d0 ¥ Ph D1 D4 Design D5 D6 L L1 L3 L7 L8 L10 M2 length d2 d1
g9 js12 H13 h13 max.

mm mm – mm mm –

25¥20 48 60 1 6¥6,6 73 66,8 18 17,6 15 N / A 8 M6 4 700 21,7 24,3 PLBU 25/FLBU 25 BUF 25
25¥25 48 60 1 6¥6,6 73 78,2 27 18,7 15 N / A 8 M6 4 700 21,5 24,4 PLBU 25/FLBU 25 BUF 25

32¥20 56 68 1 6¥6,6 80 67,4 18 17,9 15 N/A 8 M6 5 700 27,5 30 PLBU 32/FLBU 32/FLRBU31) BUF 32
32¥32 56 68 1 6¥6,6 80 80,3 41 13 15 N/A 8 M6 5 700 28,4 31,1 PLBU 32/FLBU 32/FLRBU31) BUF 32
32¥32 50 g6 65 2 6¥9 80 80,3 41 13 15 62 8 M6 5 700 28,4 31,1 PLBU 32/FLBU 32/FLRBU31) BUF 32
32¥40 53 g6 68 1 6¥6,6 80 54,8 17 12,2 15 N/A 8 M6 5 700 26,9 29,6 PLBU 32/FLBU 32 BUF 32

40¥20 63 78 1 6¥9 95 87,3 38 18 15 N / A 8 M6 5 700 35,2 37,7 PLBU 40/FLBU 40 BUF 40


40¥40 72 90 1 6¥11 110 110,8 44 21,6 25 N / A 10 M8¥1 5 700 34,2 38,3 PLBU 40/FLBU 40/FLRBU 41) BUF 40

50¥50 85 105 1 6¥11 125 134 60 25,5 25 N / A 10 M8¥1 5 700 43,5 49,1 PLBU 50/FLBU 50/FLRBU 51) BUF 50

1) For high load application, use FLRBU type. Please refer to roller screws catalogue for end shaft and support bearings definitions

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D Product information

SLT/TLT rotating nut


Long lead rolled ball screw with rotating nut

Concept
The main purpose of this solution is to mini-
mize the inertia phenomenon associated
with long rotating shafts.
The long lead screw shaft is rigidly fixed
to the machine frame. The ball nut, rotating
inside a bearing housing and driven via a
tension belt, moves along the screw shaft.
The customers are responsible for the
sourcing and assembly of the electric motor,
belt, pulleys and frame holding the bearing
housing.

Features
• Nominal diameter from 25 to 50 mm
• Lead from 20 to 50 mm
• 72 series angular contact bearings are di-
rectly mounted on the nut outer diameter
• Bearings are preloaded in back-to-back
arrangement in order to fully support the
moment created by the belt tension
• 2 Nilos rings protect the bearings against
pollution and permit lubrication for life
• Brush wipers are mounted at each end of
the nut in the standard configuration for
better protection against contamination
• The ball screw assembly is lubricated
through a nipple mounted on the housing
external diameter in the standard version
• Standard grease is SKF LGMT2. Other lu-
bricants are available on request.

Nominal Lead Ball screw capacities Bearing Rotating nut Designation


diameter (right SL TL
hand) Basic load ratings Basic load ratings Basic load ratings Max trans- Max trans- Inertia Mass
missible missible with pulley
d0 Ph Ca Coa Ca Coa Ca Coa torque axial load support

mm mm kN kN Nm kN kgmm2 kg –

25 20 39,2 97,0 21,6 48,5 61,8 56 180 68,3 1 012 4,5 SLT/TLT 25¥20 R
25 33,2 80,4 18,3 40,2 61,8 56 180 68,3 1 023 4,6 SLT/TLT 25¥25 R

32 20 49,6 141,8 27,3 70,9 78 76,5 209 107 1 935 7,2 SLT/TLT 32¥20 R
32 32,2 88,6 17,7 44,3 78 76,5 209 87,3 1 919 7,1 SLT/TLT 32¥32 R
40 25,3 67,0 13,9 33,5 78 76,5 209 81,7 1 949 7,1 SLT/TLT 32¥40 R

40 20 54,2 176,5 29,8 88,3 93,6 91,5 240 116 3 095 7,5 SLT/TLT 40¥20 R
40 51,7 130,5 28,5 65,3 114 118 246 93,3 3 784 8,4 SLT/TLT 40¥40 R

50 50 92,9 235,1 51,2 117,6 156 166 803 162 1 1482 15,5 SLT/TLT 50¥50 R

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Benefits
Screw Dimensions
• High rotational speed up to nd0 = 90 000,
resulting in high linear speed up to
110 m/min
d0 ¥ Ph L L1 L2 L3 L4 L5 L6 L7 L8 L9
• Compact, easy and simple solution to in-
corporate into application
mm
• Fixed screw shaft for simplified mounting
into application
• Inertia is considerably reduced, for 25¥20 121,2 15 12,4 19,9 74 2,9 16,9 12,4 15 15
25¥25 126,3 15 12,4 19,9 74 2,9 22 12,4 15 15
example: 3 800 kgmm2 instead of
6 000 kgmm2 for a screw shaft 40™40 32¥20 132,9 20 3,8 27,5 89 2,2 17,9 20 15 20
with 4,5 m stroke 32¥32 126,8 20 3,8 27,5 89 2,2 11,8 20 15 20
32¥40 125,9 20 3,8 27,5 89 2,2 10,9 20 15 20
• Lower motor power requirements
resulting from lower system inertia 40¥20 136,7 20 9,3 22,5 85 4,7 17,7 15 15 20
40¥40 159,6 47 8,8 19 83 0 20,8 11,5 15 20
• Backlash elimination (TLT designation).
50¥50 163,5 20 15,5 25,4 100 4,5 23,5 15,7 20 25
D

L8
L7
L2
L9
L1 L6 Z2 x H2 Z1 x H1

0,8

D3 D2 D1 D7 D6 D5 D4

H3 0,8
R
J2 J1
L5
L3
L4
L

Screw Dimensions

d0 ¥ Ph D1 D2 D3 D4 D5 D6 D7 R J1 J2 Z1 ¥ H1 Z2 ¥ H 2 ¥ H3
h8 g6 max. useful depth

mm

25¥20 40 72,5 100 133 100 65 48 0,8 116 55 6¥Ø9 6¥M6¥20 M6¥1
25¥25 40 72,5 100 133 100 65 48 0,8 116 55 6¥Ø9 6¥M6¥20 M6¥1

32¥20 50 82 119,5 150 120 76 56 0,8 135 68 6¥Ø9 6¥M6¥20 M6¥1


32¥32 50 82 119,5 150 120 76 50 0,8 135 68 6¥Ø9 6¥M6¥20 M6¥1
32¥40 50 82 119,5 150 120 76 53 0,8 135 68 6¥Ø9 6¥M6¥20 M6¥1

40¥20 58 93 125 159 125 80 63 0,8 142 75 8¥Ø9 6¥M6¥20 M8¥1


40¥40 60 93 137 168 137 N/A 72 1,6 153 80 8¥Ø9 6¥M6¥20 M8¥1

50¥50 70 120 170 210 170 110 85 1,6 190 106 8¥Ø11 6¥M8¥30 M8¥1

All tolerances js13 if not specified.

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D Product information

Shaft end combinations

• In the ordering code, shaft ends machi- Diameter < 16 mm Diameter ≥ 16 mm


ning is defined by: Order code Two machined ends Order code Two machined ends
– One letter for nominal diameter
d0 < 16 mm A (without length cut only AA (without length cut only
– Two letters for nominal diameter indication) indication)
d0 ≥ 16 mm, A (+ length) cut + annealed
detailing the combination of two ma-
B 1+2 BA 1A + 2A
chined ends († designation system
page 54) F 1) 2+2 FA 1) 2A + 2A
• Machined ends are detailed for nominal
G 1) 2+3 GA 1) 2A + 3A
diameter < 16 mm († page 37)
• Machined ends are detailed for nominal H 2+4 HA 2A + 4A
diameter ≥ 16 mm († pages 38 to 41).
J 2+5 JA 2A + 5A

M 3+5 MA 3A + 5A
S, SA and UA end machining
S*) end machined to SA*) end machined to
types (+ length) root diameter d2, (+ length) root diameter d2,
any length any length
*)S and SA: end is machined to thread root UA*) end machined to
diameter d2 . It is available for all screw shaft (+ length) diameter d3 under
nominal diameters († fig. 10) induction hardening,
any length
*) UA: end is machined to diameter d3 under
induction hardened layer. Any length can be K keyway K keyway
used. UA end machining is available for ball
Z end machined Z end machined
screws with nominal diameter d0 starting according to according to
from 16 mm († fig. 10). customer drawing customer drawing
on request on request

1) Attention! This mounting requires the greatest care. Please contact SKF.

Dimensions Dimensions
d2 d3 d2 d3

mm mm mm mm

6¥2 4,7 25¥5 21,7 19


25¥10 20,5 18
8¥2,5 6,3 25¥20 21,7 19
25¥25 21,5 18
10¥2 8,3
10¥3 7,8 32¥5 28,7 26
10¥4 7,4 32¥10 27,8 25
32¥20 27,4 24
12¥2 9,9 32¥32 28,4 26
12¥4 9,4 32¥40 26,9 24
12¥5 9,3
40¥5 36,7 34
12,7¥12,7 10,2 40¥10 34,0 31
40¥20 35,1 32
Fig. 10 14¥4 11,9 40¥40 34,2 31

16¥2 14,3 12 50¥10 44,0 41


16¥5 12,7 9 50¥50 43,4 40
16¥10 12,6 9
63¥10 57,0 54
d2 d3 20¥5 16,7 14

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Standard end machining for nominal diameter < 16 mm
For SD/BD/SH–SDS/BDS/SHS

undercut e
b

d0 d5 G d4

A
ba ¥ d7 ch ¥ 45° ch ¥ 45°
t
G1 D
B1 (B2)
t a N9
B4
- S A
- j

Type 1 Type 2 Keyway on request

B5 B5
m ¥ d6 m ¥ d6
undercut undercut undercut

G d4 d4 d5 d4

ba ¥ d7 ch ¥ 45° ch ¥ 45° ch ¥ 45° ch ¥ 45°


G1 t B3 B3 (B2)
t B1 t
B6

Type 3 Type 4 Type 5

Dimensions

d0 d5 d41) B1 B2 B3 B4 B5 B6 G G1 m d6 ch ba d7 a b e j S Keyway
h7 js7 js12 js12 js12 H11 js12 6g +0,14 h11/ h11 N9 +0,5 DIN 6885
0 h12 0

mm

6 3 4 22 10 7 32 5,4 17 M4¥0,7 7 0,5 3,8 0,5 1,2 2,9 – – – – – –

8 4 5 24 12 7 36 5,6 19 M5¥0,8 7,2 0,7 4,8 0,5 1,2 3,7 – – – – – –

10 5 6 26 12 9 38 6,7 21 M6¥1 7,5 0,8 5,7 0,5 1,5 4,5 – – – – – –

12/12,7 6 8 38 12 10 50 7,8 22 M8¥1 12,5 0,9 7,6 0,5 1,5 6,5 2 8 3 4,8 0,1 A2¥2¥8

14 8 10 40 16 12 56 9 28 M10¥1,5 13,3 1,1 9,6 0,5 2,3 7,8 2 10 3 6,8 0,1 A2¥2¥10

1) For applications with radial loads on support bearings, please consult SKF for best selection of tolerance on diameter d4

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Standard end machining for shaft nominal diameter ≥ 16 mm


For SD/BD–SDS/BDS–SX/BX–SND/BND/PND–SN/BN/PN

Standard shaft ends for ball screws with


nominal diameter d0 ≥ 16 mm have
been developed to fit with the SKF support
bearings FLBU, PLBU and BUF.

Support bearing Machined end type


FLBU 2A or 3A d0
PLBU 2A or 3A
BUF 4A or 5A
t
For these types of machined ends, the
maximum permissible dynamic load is 75%
of the ball screw dynamic load carrying
Type 1A
capacity.

undercut

d5 G d4

ba ¥ d7 ch1 ¥ 45° ch1 ¥ 45°


G1
B1 (B2)
t B4

Type 2A

Size

d0 d5 d41) d11 d12 B1 B2 B3 B4 B5 B6 B7 d8


– h7 h6 h6 h7 js12 js12 js12 H11 js12

mm

16 8 10 10 8 53 16 13 69 10 29 2 12,5

20 10 12 10 8 58 17 13 75 10 29 2 14,5

251) 15 17 17 15 66 30 16 96 13 46 4,5 20

321) 17 20 17 15 69 30 16 99 13 46 4,5 21,7

401) 25 30 30 25 76 45 22 121 17,5 67 4,5 33,5

501) 30 35 30 25 84 55 22 139 17,5 67 4,5 35,2

63 40 50 45 40 114 65 28 179 20,75 93 3 54

1) For applications with radial loads on support bearings, please consult SKF for best selection of tolerance on diameter d4

38
t B5
undercut B7 ¥ d8 m ¥ d6 undercut

G d4 d12 d11

ba ¥ d 7 ch1 ¥ 45° ch1 ¥ 45° ch1 ¥ 45°


G1 ch2 ¥ 45°
B3
t B1 B6
D
Type 3A Type 5A

t B5
B7 ¥ d8 m ¥ d6 // //
b
undercut

d11

ch1 ¥ 45°
ch2 ¥ 45°
B3
a N9

Type 4A Keyway on request

Size Keyway to DIN 6885

aN9 ¥ l ¥ b
d0 G G1 m d6 ch1 ch2 ba d7
6g +0,14 h11 h12 fixed end fixed end
0 h11 (type 2A) (type 5A)

mm

16 M10¥0,75 17 1,1 9,6 0,5 0,5 1,2 8,8 A2¥2¥12 A2¥2¥12

20 M12¥1 18 1,1 9,6 0,5 0,5 1,5 10,5 A3¥3¥12 A2¥2¥12

25 M17¥1 22 1,1 16,2 0,5 0,5 1,5 15,5 A5¥5¥25 A5¥5¥25

32 M20¥1 22 1,1 16,2 0,5 0,5 1,5 18,5 A5¥5¥25 A5¥5¥25

40 M30¥1,5 25 1,6 28,6 1 0,5 2,3 27,8 A8¥7¥40 A8¥7¥40

50 M35¥1,5 27 1,6 28,6 1 0,5 2,3 32,8 A8¥7¥45 A8¥7¥40

63 M50¥1,5 32 1,85 42,5 1,5 1 2,3 47,8 A12¥8¥50 A12¥8¥50

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Standard end machining for SL/TL only

Standard shaft ends for SL/TL ball screws


have been developed to fit with the SKF
support bearings FLBU, PLBU and BUF.
For the SL/TL long lead screw, an addi-
tional centering diameter, part of the
threaded length, will be machined at both
ends of the screw shaft to facilitate the nut
assembly.

30°
Support bearing Machined end type ch2 ¥ 45°
FLBU 2A or 3A B7 ¥ d8
PLBU 2A or 3A t
BUF 4A or 5A
Type 1A

For these types of machined ends, the


maximum permissible dynamic load is 75%
of the ball screw dynamic load carrying
capacity, except for size 50™50 for which the
dynamic load must not exceed 40 kN.
undercut

d5 G d4

30° ba ¥ d7 ch1 ¥ 45° ch1 ¥ 45°


ch2 ¥ 45° G1
B7 ¥ d8
B1 (B2)
t B4

Type 2A

Size

d0 d5 d41) d10 d11 d12 B1 B2 B3 B4 B5 B6 B7 B9 d8


– h7 h6 h6 h7 js12 js12 js12 H11 js12

mm

25¥20 15 17 – 17 15 66 30 16 96 13 46 4,5 0 21,6

25¥25 15 17 – 17 15 66 30 16 96 13 46 4,5 0 21,4

32¥20 17 20 21,5 17 15 69 30 16 99 13 46 4,5 2 27,3

32¥32 17 20 21,5 17 15 69 30 16 99 13 46 4,5 2 28,3

32¥40 17 20 21,5 17 15 69 30 16 99 13 46 4,5 2 26,8

40¥20 25 30 – 30 25 76 45 22 121 17,5 67 6,5 0 35,1


40¥40 25 30 – 30 25 76 45 22 121 17,5 67 6,5 0 34,1

50¥50 30 35 37 30 25 84 55 22 139 17,5 67 9 3 43,3


1) For applications with radial loads on support bearings, please consult SKF for best selection of tolerance on diameter d4

40
B5
undercut B7 ¥ d8 m ¥ d6 undercut

G d4 d12 d11

30° ba ¥ d7 ch1 ¥ 45° 30° ch1 ¥ 45° ch1 ¥ 45°


ch2 ¥ 45° G1 ch2 ¥ 45° B3
B7 ¥ d8
B1 B6
t B9 ¥ d10 D
Type 3A t Type 5A

B9 ¥ d10
t B5
B7 ¥ d8 m ¥ d6 // //
b
undercut

d11

30° ch1 ¥ 45°

B3
ch2 ¥ 45°
a N9

Type 4A Keyway on request

Size Keyway to DIN 6885

aN9 ¥ l ¥ b
d0 ¥ Ph G G1 m d6 ch1 ch2 ba d7
6g +0,14 h11 h12 fixed end fixed end
0 h11 (type 2A) (type 5A)

mm

25¥20 M17¥1 22 1,1 16,2 – 0,5 0,5 1,5 15,5 A5¥5¥25 A5¥5¥25

25¥25 M17¥1 22 1,1 16,2 – 0,5 0,5 1,5 15,5 A5¥5¥25 A5¥5¥25

32¥20 M20¥1 22 1,1 16,2 – 0,5 0,5 1,5 18,5 A5¥5¥25 A5¥5¥25

32¥32 M20¥1 22 1,1 16,2 – 0,5 0,5 1,5 18,5 A5¥5¥25 A5¥5¥25

32¥40 M20¥1 22 1,1 16,2 – 0,5 0,5 1,5 18,5 A5¥5¥25 A5¥5¥25

40¥20 M30¥1,5 25 1,6 – 28,6 1 0,5 2,3 27,8 A8¥7¥40 A8¥7¥40


40¥40 M30¥1,5 25 1,6 – 28,6 1 0,5 2,3 27,8 A8¥7¥40 A8¥7¥40

50¥50 M35¥1,5 27 1,6 – 28,6 1 0,5 2,3 32,8 A8¥7¥45 A8¥7¥40


t End of threaded screw length

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D Product information

FLBU ball screw support bearings


Axially locating flanged housings fitted with SKF angular contact ball bearings

Features
• Precision machined housing made of bur-
nished steel
• Two SKF preloaded angular contact ball
bearings, 72 or 73 series, in back-to-
back arrangement
• Two garter seals
• Standard self-locking Nylstop nut or high
precision KMT nut upon request.

Benefits
• Complete support bearing ready to use,
simplified application design, easy
ordering process
• Quick assembly onto shaft end
• Elimination of most technical risks with
bearings and seals assembly
• Support bearing dimensions and load
carrying capacity matched to the ball
screw characteristics
• Bearings back-to-back assembly with
preload for stiff and accurate ball screw
positioning
• Greased for life / maintenance-free.

Nominal Angular contact ball bearing (40°) Lock nut Flanged


diameter Basic load rating (axial) Axial SKF bearing Self-locking nut High precision nut3) support
dynamic static stiffness designation Designation Hook Designa- Hook Tightening Grub screws bearing
spanner tion spanner torque size tightening designation
d0 Ca Coa torque
max.

mm kN N/µm – – – Nm – Nm –

16 12,2 12,8 play 7200 BECB1) CN 70-10 HN 1 KMT 0 HN 2/3 4 M5 4,5 FLBU 16

20 13,3 14,7 125 7201 BEGA2) CN 70-12 HN 1 KMT 1 HN 3 8 M5 4,5 FLBU 20

25 27,9 31,9 150 7303 BEGA2) CN 70-17 HN3 KMT 3 HN 4 15 M6 8 FLBU 25

32 24,6 31,9 176 7204 BEGA2) CN 70-20 HN 4 KMT 4 HN 5 18 M6 8 FLBU 32

40 41,9 59,6 222 7206 BEGA2) CN 70-30 HN 6 KMT 6 HN 6 32 M6 8 FLBU 40

50 54,5 79,8 250 7207 BEGA2) CN 70-35 HN 7 KMT 7 HN 7 40 M6 8 FLBU 50

63 128 196,1 353 7310 BEGA2) CN 70-50 HN 10 KMT 10 HN 10/11 60 M8 18 FLBU 63

1) No backlash elimination
2) Light preload
3) Optional

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L4

1,6
E

D
-0,2
D4 D2 D5 d0 D3-0,3 D3 D1
15°

45°

1,6 60° (4 ™)

L2 (5 ™) S1
L5 L3 † 0,2
L1

Screw Support bearing

Self-locking nut High precision nut4) Fixing screws

d0 L1 L2 L3 L4 L5 D5 L5 D5 D1 D2 D3 D4 S1 E
h7 H13

mm mm –

16 37 10 22 12 7 18 14 28 76 50 47 63 6,6 26 M6¥30

20 42 10 25 12 7,5 21 14 30 76 50 47 63 6,6 27 M6¥30

25 46 10 32 18 8,3 28 18 37 90 62 60 76 6,6 32 M6¥30

32 49 13 32 18 8,3 32 18 40 90 59 60 74 9 32 M8¥40

40 53 16 32 18 11 44 20 49 120 80 80 100 11 44 M10¥45

50 59 20 32 18 11 50 22 54 130 89 90 110 13 49 M12¥60

63 85 25 43,5 22 11,7 68 25 75 165 124 124 146 13 64 M12¥60

4) Optional

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D Product information

PLBU ball screw support bearings


Fixed pillow blocks fitted with SKF angular contact ball bearings

Features
• Precision machined housing made of bur-
nished steel
• Precision machined side faces of the
housing can be used as reference assem-
bly surfaces for screw alignment
• Two SKF preloaded angular contact ball
bearings, 72 or 73 series, in back-to-
back arrangement
• Two garter seals
• Standard self-locking Nylstop nut or high
precision KMT nut upon request.

Benefits
• Complete support bearing ready to use,
simplified application design, easy
ordering process
• Quick assembly onto shaft end
• Elimination of most technical risks with
bearings and seals assembly
• Support bearing dimensions and load
carrying capacity matched to the ball
screw characteristics
• Bearings back-to-back assembly with
preload for stiff and accurate ball screw
positioning
• Good rigidity provided by the base
mounting with dowel pins
• Greased for life / maintenance-free.

Nominal Angular contact ball bearing (40°) Lock nut Pillow


diameter Basic load rating (axial) Axial SKF bearing Self-locking nut High precision nut3) block
dynamic static stiffness designation Designation Hook Designa- Hook Tightening Grub screws designation
spanner tion spanner torque size tightening
d0 Ca Coa torque
max.

mm kN N/µm – – – Nm – Nm –

16 12,2 12,8 play 7200 BECB1) CN 70-10 HN 1 KMT 0 HN 2/3 4 M5 4,5 PLBU 16

20 13,3 14,7 125 7201 BEGA2) CN 70-12 HN 1 KMT 1 HN 3 8 M5 4,5 PLBU 20

25 27,9 31,9 150 7303 BEGA2) CN 70-17 HN3 KMT 3 HN 4 15 M6 8 PLBU 25

32 24,6 31,9 176 7204 BEGA2) CN 70-20 HN 4 KMT 4 HN 5 18 M6 8 PLBU 32

40 41,9 59,6 222 7206 BEGA2) CN 70-30 HN 6 KMT 6 HN 6 32 M6 8 PLBU 40

50 54,5 79,8 250 7207 BEGA2) CN 70-35 HN 7 KMT 7 HN 7 40 M6 8 PLBU 50

63 128 196,1 353 7310 BEGA2) CN 70-50 HN 10 KMT 10 HN 10/11 60 M8 18 PLBU 63

1) No backlash elimination
2) Light preload
3) Optional

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L3

45°

D1 H1

H2
H3
D

H5
B1 1.6 L2
B3
M

4 S1
B2 †P

2 S2
†P

1.6
1,6 L4 1,6
L1

Screw Support bearing

Self-locking High preci- Fixing Tapered pin


nut sion nut4) screws (hardened) or
d0 L1 L2 L3 L4 M B1 B2 B3 D1 B3 D1 H1 H2 H3 H4 H5 S1 P S2 straight pin
js8 js8 H12 (DIN6325)

mm mm –

16 86 52 52 68 43 37 23 7,0 18 14 28 58 32 22 15 8 9 0,15 7,7 M8¥35 8¥40

20 94 52 60 77 47 42 25 7,5 21 14 30 64 34 22 17 8 9 0,15 7,7 M8¥35 8¥40

25 108 65 66 88 54 46 29 8,3 28 18 37 72 39 27 19 10 11 0,20 9,7 M10¥40 10¥50

32 112 65 70 92 56 49 29 8,3 32 18 40 77 45 27 20 10 11 0,20 9,7 M10¥40 10¥50

40 126 82 80 105 63 53 32 11,0 44 20 49 98 58 32 23 12 13 0,20 9,7 M12¥50 10¥50

50 144 80 92 118 72 59 35 11,0 50 22 54 112 65 38 25 12 13 0,20 9,7 M12¥55 10¥55

63 190 110 130 160 95 85 40 11,7 68 25 75 130 65 49 35 15 13 0,20 9,7 M12¥65 10¥65

4) Optional

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D Product information

BUF ball screw support bearings


Axially free pillow blocks fitted with SKF deep groove ball bearing

Features
• Precision machined housing made of bur-
nished steel
• Precision machined side faces of the
housing can be used as reference assem-
bly surfaces for screw alignment
• One SKF deep groove ball bearing of type
62…2RS1
• Bearing is sealed and greased for life
• Retaining ring is supplied with the BUF
assembly.

Benefits
• Complete support bearing ready to use,
simplified application design, easy
ordering process
• Quick assembly onto shaft end
• Elimination of most technical risks with
bearings and seals assembly
• Greased for life / maintenance-free.

Nominal Deep groove ball bearing Retaining ring Pillow block


diameter Basic load rating SKF bearing Dimensions (DIN 471) designation
radial designation

d0 C Co d D B

mm kN kN – mm mm mm – –

16 5,07 2,36 6200.2RS1 10 30 9 10¥1 BUF 16

20 5,07 2,36 6200.2RS1 10 30 9 10¥1 BUF 20

25 9,56 4,75 6203.2RS1 17 40 12 17¥1 BUF 25

32 9,56 4,75 6203.2RS1 17 40 12 17¥1 BUF 32

40 19,5 11,2 6206.2RS1 30 62 16 30¥1,5 BUF 40

50 19,5 11,2 6206.2RS1 30 62 16 30¥1,5 BUF 50

63 33,2 21,6 6209.2RS1 45 85 19 45¥1,75 BUF 63

46
L3

45°
H4

d0 H1

H2
H3
D
H5

1.6 L2

M
S1

B1

1,6 L4 1,6
L1

Screw Support bearing

Fixing screws

d0 L1 L2 L3 L4 M B1 H1 H2 H3 H4 H5 S1
js8 js8 H12

mm –

16 86 52 52 68 43 24 58 32 22 15 8 9 M8¥35

20 94 52 60 77 47 26 64 34 22 17 8 9 M8¥35

25 108 65 66 88 54 28 72 39 27 19 10 11 M10¥40

32 112 65 70 92 56 34 77 45 27 20 10 11 M10¥40

40 126 82 80 105 63 38 98 58 32 23 12 13 M12¥50

50 144 80 92 118 72 39 112 65 38 25 12 13 M12¥55

63 190 110 130 160 95 38 130 65 49 35 15 13 M12¥65

47
D Product information

Examples of customized nuts

SD rotating nut with flange and bearing journals

SDS nut with integrated trunnions

SN rotating nut with flange and bearing journals

PN nut with customized compact flange

SL nut with customized flange attachment

48
Manufacturing tolerances

t7 E t7 E

t6 AB t6 AB

t8 E 0,1 G t8 E

t5 AB G t5 AB

E F

Lb 2d0 2d0 2d0 2d0 Lb


La La

A C t9 CD t10 CD D B

Lf
Lt

Nomineller Reference lengths Tolerances Ratio Tolerance


Durchmesser

d0 Lf ref La ref t5p t6p t7p t8 t9 t10 Lf / d 0


> ≤ and Lb ref > ≤ t5

mm µm – µm

6 12 80 80 40 40 12 6 - 40 80

12 16 160 80 40 40 12 6 20 20 40 60 120

16 20 160 80 40 40 12 6 20 25 60 80 200

20 25 160 125 40 50 16 6 20 25 80 100 320

25 40 315 125 40 50 16 6 25 25

40 50 315 125 40 50 16 6 25 32

50 63 630 200 40 63 20 6 25 32

Value for t5 Value for t6 Value for t7


• if Lf ≤ Lf ref t5 = t5p • if La ≤ La ref t6 = t6p • if Lb ≤ Lb ref t7 = t7p
• if Lf > Lf ref t5 • if La > La ref t6 = (La/La ref ) t6p • if Lb > Lb ref t7 = (Lb / Lb ref ) t7p

49
D Product information

Calculation formulae Note: it is generally recommended to apply a Diagram 2


safety factor of 0,8 to the calculated value of Equivalent mean load
Basic life rating the critical speed ncr of the screw shaft.
F1
F2
Ca 3
( )
L10 = —–
Fm
Speed limit of the mechanism (maximal
speed applied through very short periods)
F3

With recirculation by inserts / tubes L1 L2 L3


(SD/BD/SH-SDS/BDS/SHS-SX/BX
Required load rating -SND/BND/PND-SN/BN/PN):
Diagram 3
Creq = Fm (L10 )1/3 req n d0 < 50 000 Equivalent mean load

where With recirculation through flange (SL/TL- Fmax


L10 = life [million revolutions] SLD/TLD):
Ca = basic dynamic load rating [N] Fmin
Creq = required dynamic load rating [N] n d0 < 90 000
Fm = cubic mean load [N]
If n d0 > 50 000 or 90 000 respectively,
Equivalent mean load please consult SKF
• Duty cycle with step loading Fig. 11
where
3 3 3 n = rotational speed [rpm]
(F1 L1 + F2 L2 + F3 L3 + …)1/3
Fm = ————————————— d0 = screw shaft nominal diameter [mm]
(L1 + L2 + L3 + …)1/3
Maximum admissible acceleration is motor result
4 000 rad/s2
where Rotation Translation
Ln = load period n († diagram 2) Buckling strength, with safety factor 3
Fn = load during period n († diagram 2)
Fn can be a fixed value, or Fn can be calcu-
34 ¥ 103 f3 d24 Fig. 12
lated using the following formulae for Fm Fc = ——————
l2
• Duty cycle with continuous load variation
where
Fc = buckling strength [N] motor result
Fmin + 2Fmax
Fm = —————– d2 = root diameter [mm]
3
l = free length, or distance between the Translation Rotation
two support bearings [mm]
where f3 = mounting correction factor
Fmin = minimum load († diagram 3) 0,25 fixed, free
Fmax = maximum load († diagram 3) 2 fixed, radial support Fig. 13
l1
4 fixed, fixed

Critical speed of screw shaft (no safety


factor) l1

f1 d 2
ncr = 49 ¥ 106 —–—
l2

where Fig. 14
ncr = critical speed [rpm]
d2 = root diameter [mm]
l2
l = free length, or distance between the
two support bearings [mm]
f1 = mounting correction factor
l1
0,9 fixed, free
3,8 fixed, radial support
5,6 fixed, fixed

50
Theoretical efficiencies Preload torque [Nm] Nominal braking torque during
Direct († fig. 11) deceleration
For a horizontal screw
Fpr Ph 1
1
h = —————
Tpr = –———– — – 1(
1 000 p hpr )
p d0 Ph h© [F + mL µf g]
1 + —–– µ T©t = Tf + Tpr + —————–—— + w· S!
Ph 2 000 p
where
Tpr = preload torque [N]
where Fpr = preload [N] For a vertical screw
µ = 0,0065 for SH/SHS hpr is calculated using µ = 0,01 for
µ = 0,006 for SD/BD, SDS/BDS, SX/BX, preloaded system
Ph h© [F + mL g]
SND/BND/PND, SN/BN/PN, SL/TL, T©t = Tf + Tpr + —————–— + w· S!
Restraining torque (considering a back- 2 000 p
SLT/TLT
d0 = nominal diameter of screw shaft [mm] driving system)
Ph = lead [mm] where
F Ph h' Ph 2
Indirect († fig. 12) TB = ———–
2 000 p ( )
!L = mL —— 10-6
2p D

1
h© = 2 – — where where
h
TB = restraining torque [Nm] !M = inertia of motor [kgm2]
F = load [N] !S = inertia of screw shaft per metre
[kgmm2/m]
Practical efficiency For safety reasons, we use the theoretical l = length of screw shaft [mm]
indirect efficiency.
hp = 0,9 h Static axial stiffness of a complete ball
Nominal motor torque during screw assembly
The value 0,9 is an average value between acceleration
the practical efficiency of a new screw and For a horizontal screw
1 1 1 1
that of a properly run-in screw. –– = –– + –– + ––
Rt Rs Rn Rp
It should be used for industrial applica-
Ph [F + mL µf g]
tions in all normal working conditions. For Tt = Tf + Tpr + —————–— + w· S!
2 000 p hp
extreme cases, please contact SKF. where
Rt = stiffness of a complete assembly
Input torque in a steady state For a vertical screw [N/µm]
Rs = shaft stiffness [N/µm]
Rn = nut stiffness [N/µm]
F Ph Ph [F + mL g]
T = ————— Tt = Tf + Tpr + —————– + w· S! Rp = support bearings stiffness [N/µm]
2 000 p hp 2 000 p hp
Shaft stiffness
where where Fixed-free or fixed-radial support
T = input torque [Nm] Tt = nominal torque [Nm]
F = maximum load of the cycle [N] Tf = torque from friction in support
d22
Ph = lead [mm] bearings, motors, seals, etc… [Nm] Rs = 165 –––– († fig. 13)
l1
hp = practical efficiency Tpr = preload torque [Nm]
mf = coefficient of friction
Power requirement in a steady state w· = angular acceleration [rad/s2] Fixed-fixed assembly
mL = mass of the load [kg]
g = acceleration of gravity [9,8 m/s2]
F n Ph 165 d22 l2
P = ———— S! = !M + !L+ !S l 10-9 Rs = –––––––––– († fig. 14)
60 000 hp l1 (l2 – l1)

where where
P = power required [W] l1 = distance center of fixed support
n = revolutions per minute [rpm] bearing to center of nut [mm]
l2 = distance between centers of fixed
support bearings

For additional information, please


contact SKF.
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D Product information

Calculation example for a ball Fig. 15

screw Shaft end 2A for PND 25 x 5

Description of customer application:

• Ball screw type PND 25 ™ 5. Ball screw is described 22


(† page 26): Nut with internal preload, 2 ™ 3 circuits, 66
dynamic carrying capacity Ca = 12,7 kN, and static carrying
capacity Coa = 22,7 kN
Fig. 16
• Screw shaft is horizontally mounted and supported by two Shaft end 4A for PND 25 x 5
support bearings of types PLBU25 and BUF25 13
4,5 1,1
• Load cycle as follows:
– Phase 1:
Steady axial load of 3 kN, on travel of 900 mm, with linear 21,7
speed 100 mm/s, or phase duration of 9 seconds
– Phase 2:
Regular load increase from 3 kN to 7 kN, on travel of 100 mm,
with linear speed 10 mm/s, or phase duration of 10 seconds
F [kN]
– Phase 3: 7
Nut return to initial position, with steady load of 2 kN, on travel 6
5
of 1 000 mm, with linear speed 100 mm/s, or phase duration 4
of 10 seconds 3
2
– Then period of 31 seconds with zero load, no displacement 1
– Operation during 7 hours per day, 5 days per week, 50 weeks 0
0 500 900 1 000 1 500 2 000
per year. Displacement [mm]

Calculation of equivalent mean load


First, we check that the maximum load from the duty cycle does not Maximum application load = 7 kN,
create an excessive loading condition that would be detrimental to while 60% of Ca = 60% ¥ 12,7 = 7,6 kN ¢ OK
service life. Please refer to explanation in paragraph “Service life”
(† page 8).

F1 = 3000 N on L1 = 900 mm
3 000 + 2 ¥ 7 000
F2 = ———————— = 5 667 N on L2 = 100 mm
3
F3 = 2 000 N on L3 = 1 000 mm
jjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjj
7 3 0003 ¥ 900 + 5 6673 ¥ 100 + 2 0003 ¥ 1 000
Fm = 3 ————————————————————
P 900 + 100 + 1 000
= 2 934 N

q 12 700 w 3
Calculation of basic life rating L10 L10 = ———— = 81,1 millions revolutions
< 2 934 z

Number of nut revolutions per one complete cycle


= (2 ¥ 1 000) / 5 = 400 revolutions

Or (81,1 ¥ 106) / 400 = 202 750 complete cycles

One complete cycle lasts (9 + 10 +10 + 31) = 60 seconds

Or life rating of (202 750 ¥ 60) / (3 600 ¥ 7 ¥ 5 ¥ 50) = 1,9 years


with 90% reliability

52
Critical speed of screw shaft
100
The critical speed must be checked, especially when the nut travel is Vmax = ——— ¥ 60 = 1 200 rpm
long compared to the shaft diameter. Maximum speed during the 5
duty cycle:

The shaft threaded length is calculated with considering the total nut
travel (1 000 mm), plus the nut length (62 mm), plus extra free
length at each shaft end equal to two leads (2 ¥ 2 ¥ 5 = 20 mm).

Screw assembly is horizontally mounted. End machining is 2A for


support bearing PLBU25, and end machining is type 4A for support
bearing BUF25. The combination of 2A + 4A ends machining is So total threaded length = 1 082 mm
called HA when ordering the screw († page 36). D
For end type 2A, with screw nominal diameter d0 = 25 mm, the (B1 – G1) / 2 = (66 – 22) / 2 = 22 mm from the end of the threaded
central axial position of the bearings is calculated with data from shaft († fig. 15).
pages 38 and 39:
For end type 4A, with screw nominal diameter d0 = 25 mm, the B7 + ((B5 – m) / 2) = 4,5 + ((13 – 1,1) / 2) ª 11 mm from the end of
central axial position of the bearing is calculated with data from the threaded shaft († fig. 16).
pages 38 and 39:

The free length between the two support bearings is: l = 1 082 + 22 + 11 = 1 115 mm

The root diameter of the threaded shaft is: d2 = 21,7 mm († page 27 or 36).

3,8 ¥ 21,7
Calculation of critical speed: ncr = 49 ¥ 106 ————— = 3 250 rpm > Vmax ¢ OK
1 1152

Speed limit n ¥ d0 = 1 200 ¥ 25 = 30 000 < 50 000 ¢ OK

34,103 ¥ 2 ¥ 21,74
Buckling strength Fc = ———————— = 12,1 kN > Fmax=7 kN ¢ OK
1 1152

jjjjjjjj 1
Theoretical direct efficiency h= = 0,914
p ¥ 25
1 + ——— ¥ 0,006
5

1
Theoretical indirect efficiency h' = 2 – ——— = 0,906
0,914
Practical efficiency hp = 0,9 ¥ 0,914 = 0,823

7 000 ¥ 5
Input torque in a steady state T = ——————— = 6,8 Nm
2 000 p ¥ 0,823

3 000 ¥ 1 200 ¥ 5
Power requirement in a steady state Phase 1: P = ———————— = 365 W
60 000 ¥ 0,823

7 000 ¥ 1 200 ¥ 5
Phase 2: P = ———————— = 85 W
60 000 ¥ 0,823

3 000 ¥ 1 200 ¥ 5
Phase 3: P = ———————— = 243 W
60 000 ¥ 0,823
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E Service range

Service range
Quick service for precision
rolled ball screws

For reduced delivery time, SKF operates quick service


facilities in Europe and in North America, where standard
screw shafts, nuts and accessories are stocked.

Ball screw orders

Customers can • Stock items of screws shafts and nuts, without machined ends. Nuts with axial play mounted on screw shaft, or on sleeve.
order ball screws Nuts with backlash elimination or with preload mounted on shaft
with the following • Ball screw assemblies with shaft ends machined according to standard ends as defined in this catalogue
options: • Ball screw assemblies with shaft ends machined according to customer requirements: In this case, please send a drawing
with all dimensional and tolerance requirements, and with all specifications written in English
• Complete ball screw assemblies, including accessories presented in this catalogue. Accessories already mounted on nut or
shaft, or delivered separately.

General rules

Delivery time • From a couple of days to maximum two weeks is possible for orders fulfilling the following conditions

Quantity • Maximum 5 pieces for types SX/BX – SND/BND/PND – SN/BN/PN – SL/TL – SLD/TLD
• Maximum 15 pieces for types SD/BD/SH

Materials • Both shaft and nut should be made of standard steel, as stated in the present catalogue

Capabilities • Standard nuts, including DIN nuts


• Screw shafts machined according to customer drawing
• Backlash elimination by oversized balls available for BD – BX – BND/BN
• Preload available for PND/PN – TL/TLD
• General precision on tolerances ISO IT7 (ISO 3408-3:2006)
• One nut per screw shaft

Other conditions • Rotating nut SLT/TLT types are excluded from this program
for quick delivery • Stainless steel or special treatments, including annealed shaft ends, splines are excluded from this program
• Material certificates, special reports, or orders that require special procedure and approval by the French authorities are
excluded for this program.

Available range

Diameter Lead Nut types Lead precision Accessories

From 6 to 63 mm From 2 to 50 mm Cylindrical and flanged nuts with axial play, backlash G5 – G7 – G9 Flanges for nuts, and ball screw
elimination, or preload, SKF designs or DIN designs support bearings

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Notes

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F Design calculation and inquiry form

Design calculation
and inquiry form
Customer and project information

Company name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Contact name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Phone number. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Email. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Project name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Application type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Short description of application


(please attach a sketch if possible) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Annual ball screw requirements


and start of production date . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Prototype requirements
and suitable delivery date . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

For existing or modified application,


type of ball screw already used . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Ball screw data

Design parameter Value

Maximum stroke [mm] ................


Threaded length [mm] ................
Total length [mm] ................
Pre-selection of screw shaft nominal
diameter d0 [mm] ................
Pre-selection of lead Ph [mm] ................
Max. stroke
Pre-selection of nut type ................
Threaded length
Lead precision grade according to ISO 3408 ................
Total length
Pre-selection of axial play, backlash
elimination or preload ................
If axial play is selected, preferred min/max
range [µm] ................
Request for accessories (flanges, support
bearings, etc.) ................
Other pertinent information ................

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Operating conditions

Maximum loads • Maximum static load or shock load [N] ................................................


• Maximum dynamic load in tension [N] ................................................
• Maximum dynamic load in compression [N] ................................................

• Average linear speed [m/min] ................................................


• Maximum linear speed [m/min] ................................................
• Maximum acceleration [m/s²] ................................................

Lubrication • Brand name ................................................


• Type ................................................
• Viscosity at average operating temperature [Cst] ................................................

Operating temperature • Minimum [°C] ................................................


• Average [°C] ................................................
• Maximum [°C] ................................................

Required service life • Travel [m] ................................................


• Or revolutions [rev] ................................................
• Or duration [hours] ................................................

Duty cycle description

Step Axial force [N] Speed, either rotational speed [rpm] Travel [mm] F
or linear speed [m/minute]

1 .................................. .................................... ..................................


2 .................................. .................................... ..................................
3 .................................. .................................... ..................................
4 .................................. .................................... ..................................
5 .................................. .................................... ..................................
Etc. .................................. .................................... ..................................

Mounting conditions

Position of the screw N Vertical N Horizontal


Rotating part N Screw N Nut
Screw end fixing conditions N (fixed, free)
N (fixed, radial support)
N (fixed, fixed)

Other pertinent information


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F Designation system

Designation system
Complete rolled ball screw assembly

SN 32¥5 R 330/445 G7 L – HA + K **/** WPR

Nut type
SD = Miniature screw, axial play, recirculation by inserts
BD = Miniature screw, backlash elimination, recirculation by inserts
SH = Miniature screw, axial play, recirculation by integrated tube
SDS = Miniature screw, axial play, stainless steel
BDS = Miniature screw, backlash elimination, stainless steel
SHS = Miniature screw, axial play, stainless steel, recirculation by integrated tube
SX = Universal screw, axial play
BX = Universal screw, backlash elimination
SND = Precision screw, axial play, DIN nut
BND = Precision screw, backlash elimination, DIN nut
PND = Precision screw, preloaded, DIN nut
SN = Precision screw, axial play, cylindrical flange
BN = Precision screw, backlash elimination, cylindrical flange
PN = Precision screw, preloaded, cylindrical flange
SL = Long lead screw, axial play
TL = Long lead screw, backlash elimination
SLD = Long lead screw, axial play, DIN nut
TLD = Long lead screw, backlash elimination, DIN nut
SLT = Rotating nut, axial play
TLT = Rotating nut, backlash elimination

Nominal diameter ¥ Lead [mm]

Hand
R = Right
L = Left (on request)

Threaded length / Total length [mm]

Lead precision G5, G7, G9

Nut orientation
Nut threaded nose or nut flange towards shorter machined end of shaft (S)
Nut threaded nose or nut flange towards longer machined end of shaft (L)
In case of identical machining at both shaft ends (–)

Machined end combination


See page 36

Required lengths for AA, SA, UA (both ends)


See page 36

Options
WPR = with wipers
NOWPR = without wipers
RING = safety ring (for miniature ball screws only)
REDPLAY = reduced axial play

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G SKF Linear Motion

Roller screws, electromechanical cylinders and guiding solutions

Planetary roller screws


The robust screws for long service life through tough conditions
d0 = 8 to 240 mm
Ph = 2 to 50 mm
High load carrying capacity
Ability to survive occasional shock loads
High reliability, even in hostile environment
High rotational speed capability
Beyond the capabilities of ball screws for ultimate driving performance.

Recirculating roller screws


The fine screws for ultimate positioning accuracy
d0 = 8 to 125 mm
Ph = 0,6 to 5 mm
Fine resolution for high precision
High rigidity
Ideal combination of small lead, high load carrying capacity and axial stiffness
for ultra-precision driving solutions.

Electromechanical cylinders (EMC and CEMC types)


The high performance electromechanical cylinders incorporate SKF planetary
roller screws driven by brushless motors
Dynamic load capacity up to 450 kN
Linear speed up to 1,6 m/s
They are designed for long service life, high acceleration, high force applica-
tions and heavy duty cycles
Compact Electromechanical cylinders (CEMC) deliver a unique combination of
design flexibility and powerful actuation within a compact package
SKF electromechanical cylinders using roller screws are expanding the limits
of linear actuators.

Linear ball bearings G


The cost-efficient guiding solution
Dimensions according to ISO 10285 series 1 and 3, from nominal diameter
5 mm to 80 mm
Closed and open designs, rigid and self-aligning designs. Integrated lubricant
reservoir. Stainless steel option
Wide range of accessories stocked at SKF such as linear ball bearing housings,
ground shafts, shaft supports and shaft blocks
Load carrying capacity and sealing performance optimized for maximum
service life.

Miniature profile rail guides


The compact high precision profile rail guide for space saving and reduced
machine weight
Sizes 7 to 15 with interchangeability to DIN 645-2
Standard width rail and larger rail for increased moment carrying capacity
High precision-ground raceways and carriages with two rows of balls offering
high load carrying capacity in all four radial directions
Stainless steel components and factory pre-lubrication for high reliability.

Profile rail guides


The ideal guiding solution in combination with driving by precision rolled ball
screws in most machinery
Rail sizes 15 to 45 with interchangeability to DIN 645-1 and upcoming ISO
12090-1. Variety of carriage types according to industry standards
High precision profile rail guide with precision-ground raceways and carriages,
available with various classes of precision and preload
4 bearing raceways with X-arrangement providing equal load carrying capac-
ity in all four radial directions, and ability to resist over-turning moments
Accessories stocked at SKF such as low friction seals, scrapper seals, bellows,
lubrication systems, etc.
Solutions adapted to various types of applications and requirements.

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